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The mission of the Rocky River Watershed Council is to protect, restore and perpetuate a healthy watershed through public education, watershed planning, communication and cooperation among stakeholders.

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December 2014 Newsletter

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USGS Flow Gage

Click here to check out the latest flow conditions in the river, updated in real time!

Rocky River Fishing Report

RRWC Board Member and Cleveland Metroparks Aquatic Biologist Mike Durkalec writes the Rocky River Fishing Report, which he updates weekly at http://blogs.clemetparks.com/rocky-river-fishing-report/.

Photo courtesy Mike Durkalec.

Rocky River Important Bird Area

The Rocky River Important Bird Area is a significant conservation intiative being undertaken by our frineds at Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society.  Click on the IBA sign to visit WCAS's Rocky River IBA site to learn more!

Blog Posts

What's the Buzz - Butterflies, Bees and Native Plants

Thanks to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Natural Areas Division for sponsoring this event, and to all of our speakers and exhibitors!  Exhibitor list coming soon!

Posted by Jared Bartley on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am

Happy Holidays from the Rocky River Watershed Council

This holiday season, the Rocky River Watershed Council is extremely grateful for the continued support of our members, donors, partners and volunteers. As you can see below, we have been very busy in 2014 – and we have even more planned for 2015 – but we can’t do it alone!  Please consider supporting the Rocky River Watershed Council with a tax-deductible donation, by becoming a member and by volunteering your time.  While we continue to develop our volunteer base, it is equally important to expand our membership base.  Please consider strengthening the Rocky River Watershed Council through…


Posted by Jared Bartley on December 24, 2014 at 11:30am

The December 2014 Edition of The Flow Newsletter is Now Available

Be sure to go with The Flow for the latest information on projects and other activities in the Rocky River Watershed!  In this issue:

  • 2015 Annual Meeting
  • Updates from the Abram Creek, Baldwin Creek and Brunswick Area Stream Teams
  • Streambank Erosion Assessment in Baldwin Creek
  • Project Updates: Hinckley Stables Restoration, Coe Creek Streambank Restoration
  • Schedule of 2015 RRWC Quarterly Public Meetings
  • and more!…


Posted by Jared Bartley on December 18, 2014 at 4:04pm

Assessing Streambank Erosion in Baldwin Creek

This summer Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) performed streambank erosion assessments in the Baldwin Creek subwatershed to prioritize erosion prevention projects. The work was supported by a Great Lakes Commission grant that will help prevent sedimentation in the Rocky River watershed.

The Rocky River Watershed Action Plan identified Baldwin Creek as a critical area for the restoration of disturbed riparian areas. Walking the entire Baldwin Creek main stem and a few of the tributaries this summer confirmed that this is indeed a critical area. Meandering through residential, commercial, and park areas, Baldwin Creek lies in a diverse watershed with accelerated streambank erosion. In an effort to preserve existing streambanks many stream property owners have resorted to man-made armoring, utilizing gabion baskets, rip-rap, bricks, or even just…


Posted by Jared Bartley on December 18, 2014 at 2:30pm

Rocky River Watershed Council Public Meeting and Coe Creek Restoration Tour

Join us at 6:00PM for outdoor tour on the ongoing Coe Creek Stream Stabilization project. Weather appropriate clothing and shoes, please. We will go inside at 6:30 to warm up with pizza and learn hear about other important activities in the Rocky River Watershed as reported by our active stream teams. Help us welcome the Fairview Park Green Team and the Coe Creek Stream Team!

Posted by Jared Bartley on October 10, 2014 at 10:00am

Brunswick Lake Fish Survey Report- Preliminary

Fish population of assessment Brunswick Lake on 3 Sept 2014

Total sample time over two runs was 77 minutes (lake perimeter) and  we collected largemouth bass, common carp, bluegill, pumpkinseed (and BGxPS hybrids), black crappie, yellow bullhead, white sucker and golden shiner.  Sunfish size was pretty  small (stunted), bass were fairly plentiful and healthy, but also smaller.  Several of  the larger bass exhibited hook marks in the mouth, indicating potentially high fish  pressure, and harvest may be a factor in lack of bigger bass in the sample. 

As suspected, common carp densities are pretty high in the lake, and significant hydrologic connection to inflow/outflow streams would make…


Posted by caddisfly on September 3, 2014 at 8:30pm


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