Posted by Jared Bartley on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am
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…Continue
Posted by Jared Bartley on December 24, 2014 at 11:30am
Posted by Jared Bartley on December 18, 2014 at 4:04pm
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…Continue
Posted by Jared Bartley on December 18, 2014 at 2:30pm
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
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…Continue
Posted by caddisfly on September 3, 2014 at 8:30pm