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.


The Rocky River Watershed Council is the only organization solely dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Rocky River Watershed. Please consider making a contribution to support our efforts.

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December 2014 Newsletter

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Blog Posts

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

Healthy Yard, Healthy River

Posted by Jared Bartley on September 30, 2015 at 1:00pm

RSVP Now for Clean Water, Craft Beer, Fine Wine Fundraiser

Join the Rocky River Watershed Council on Friday, August 14 for its Clean Water, Craft Beer, Fine Wine fundraiser at Your Wine Cellar in Strongsville. Click here for full details.

Posted by Matthew Hrubey on July 13, 2015 at 1:30pm

Join the Rocky River Watershed Council for Annual Picnic on July 22!

The Rocky River Watershed Council is hosting its annual volunteer appreciation summer picnic on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  The event will be at Mill Stream Park in Valley City, Ohio, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mill Stream Park is located off of Rt. 303 at the end of Maple Street. Members, past members, volunteers, prospective volunteers, and the general public are invited to join in the fun and games and discover the good work going on in the Rocky River in Medina and Cuyahoga Counties. The event is free. Food and giveaways will be provided.

The agenda for the appreciation picnic includes:

  • E & J Reptile Show is a family-friendly program that provides an adventure into the world of “Reptiles, Amphibians and Arachnids.” Visitors will get…

Posted by Matthew Hrubey on June 30, 2015 at 7:31am


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