BMHS Memory Garden and Wildlife Site
Our wildlife habitat has been nationally certified through the National Wildlife Federation as an official "Wildlife Habitat". Soon a sign will adorn the habitat. Our wildlife habitat # is 105284. It serves as a mini-refuge because of conscientious planning, landscaping, and sustainable gardening. Wildlife find quality habitat- food, water, cover and places to raise their young at Berea-Midpark High School.
Ohio Names 100th WILD School Site
Submitted by Jamey Graham, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources dedicated Berea-Midpark High School as an official WILD School Site by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. A small ceremony was held on the school grounds and a gathering at the City of Berea’s Coe Lake followed. The school was named the 100th site dedicated in Ohio. Berea-Midpark High School has performed many projects to learn about and benefit wildlife and the environment while enhancing habitat for wildlife. Projects include: artificial and natural bird feeding and watering stations and native plantings such as Northern spicebush, maple-leaf viburnum, bee balm, and purple coneflower which benefit wildlife such as birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. Nearby Coe Lake, owned by the City of Berea, has been enhanced as well to benefit students of Berea City School District as well as residents of Berea. Several projects completed with help from school staff and students, City of Berea personnel, and donations from private individuals and local businesses. Among the projects were the implementation of an osprey nesting platform, native prairie, and a walking trail lined with signs educating visitors on the environment.