We've been getting a handful of questions this week by email and social media about the amount of algae in the Rocky River's Main Stem. This post to our Facebook page from our friends at Share the River is a good example:
Others have asked about nutrient levels in the river as well.
First, as of 2014, the lower Rocky River - for the first time since people started checking - is meeting its Clean Water Act goals for aquatic life. That doesn't mean that there's not elevated nutrient levels - just that they aren't elevated enough (generally) to negatively impact fish and aquatic bugs. So most of the time nutrients aren't a major concern in the main stem.
However, when the flow gets low - like it has been this past week - a large portion…Continue
Posted by Jared Bartley on July 8, 2016 at 4:03pm
Posted by Jared Bartley on July 8, 2016 at 10:30am
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…Continue
Posted by Jared Bartley on February 29, 2016 at 8:58am
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.
Posted by Jared Bartley on January 19, 2016 at 12:37pm