Our Mission

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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Blog Posts

Girls Scout Troop 90502 Cleans Up Brunswick Lake

From the Brunswick Post, article by Melissa Martin

Brunswick Girl Scout Troop 90502 and their families are back at it again! This time, the girls and their loved ones removed three, full-size garbage bags packed with trash and litter from the Brunswick Lake and the trail surrounding it in honor of World Thinking Day and to help further the Brunswick Stream Team coalition’s efforts.

Celebrated every year on Feb. 22 since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for the millions of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.

“Our girls also removed a large inner tube from the lake — they found it came in handy for an awesome photo opportunity,” said Larissa Kosar, troop leader. “Before I could even suggest it, they were already posing for their photo shoot!”

The girls of…


Posted by Jared Bartley on February 29, 2016 at 8:58am

An Evening at the Orchestra with RRWC!

Posted by Jared Bartley on February 22, 2016 at 2:53pm

Annual Meeting 2016

Join us!  We'll hear about projects from around the watershed, and Ohio EPA will give an update on water quality in the watershed as a result of their 2014-15 monitoring efforts. Board of Directors elections will also be held. Refreshments provided.  

PechaKucha Presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide):
1. Overview of the Watershed and Recent projects - Jared Bartley, Watershed Coordinator, Cuyahoga SWCD
2. Coe Creek Restoration and Fairview Park City Hall Parking Lot Retrofit - Colleen Sliwinski, Science Teacher at Fairview High School, and Matt Hrubey, Fairview Park Development Administrator (both are also RRWC Directors)…

Posted by Jared Bartley on January 19, 2016 at 12:37pm

2015 by the Numbers

Dear members, supporters and stakeholders,

Our quest to Preserve, Protect and Restore the Rocky River and its tributaries saw continued success in 2015. The following numbers demonstrate the efforts of the RRWC and our partners:

1 - Acres of wetland created. 

5 - Number of active subwatershed Stream Teams.

18 - Volunteer and outreach events such as stream cleanups, tree plantings, stream walks and presentations.

34 - Number of water quality monitoring stations.

397 - Acres of cover crops installed.

1,440 - Number of native trees and shrubs planted in streamside…


Posted by Jared Bartley on December 29, 2015 at 3:27pm

Medina County Parks Project Protects Sensitive Headwaters

The Medina County Park District was awarded a Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant from Ohio EPA in 2014 to construct a wetland to catch and treat runoff before it entered a sensitive high quality headwater stream at Princess Ledges Nature Preserve in Brunswick Hills Township.  The 2/3 acre constructed wetalnd and its associated forested buffer, constructed during the summer and fall of 2015, will reduce the number and…


Posted by Jared Bartley on December 22, 2015 at 5:04pm


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