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.



Rocky River Fishing Report

RRWC Vice Chair 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.


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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 10:22am

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…

Posted by caddisfly on September 3, 2014 at 8:42pm

Plum and Helaey Creeks Stream Team featured in Brunswick Post

The July 16 kickoff meeting of the Plum and Healey Creeks Stream Team is featured in the Brunswick Post.  



Posted by Jared Bartley on July 28, 2014 at 9:38am

Abram Creek Stram Clean Up

The Abram Creek Stream Team held its first community volunteer event this past Saturday, June 7. The weather was perfect, too perfect maybe as we has a lighter than hoped for turnout. However the, dozen volunteers that participated accomplished much. The "trashiest" volunteers were Kim McGreal, Beau Williams and Neale Belcher all from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Thanks to Mayor Tom Coyne of brook Park for providing Kennedy Park Pavilion, City of Middleburg Heights for providing heavy-duty…


Posted by Mel Hauser on June 10, 2014 at 7:08pm

Thanks To All Who Attended the RRWC Annual Meeting!

Nearly 60 people braved the elements on Wednesday, January 22 to attend the RRWC's Annual Meeting at Medina County Park District's Allard Lodge.  Attendees learned about the RRWC's accomplishments in 2013, and our plans for 2014.  Outgoing Board Members Elaine Lamb, Dan Miltner, Beth Schnabel and John Warfel were honored for their contributions, and Dan Bertsch, Asha Fox, Linda Schneider and Stacey Yanetta were newly elected to serve on the Board, while Kathleen Bradley, Mark Cunningham…


Posted by Jared Bartley on January 24, 2014 at 12:00pm

Become a volunteer Youth Fishing Instructor through ODNR!

News Release




Posted by caddisfly on January 7, 2014 at 5:48pm

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National River news from American Rivers

Protecting River Flow with the Public Trust Doctrine

This is a guest blog by Steve Gilbert of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation. Saluda River, SC | Gerrit Jobsis Streamflow and water use is a pervasive issue across the country including the Southeast, a region often considered to be water rich. In South Carolina the Surface Water Withdrawal Act of 2010 that exempts agricultural... Read more »

Colorado’s River Economy

Rafting the Eagle and upper Colorado River Blue Trail | Brett Hockmuth Rivers are key economic drivers here in the United States. Not only do we rely on them for shipping channels, power, and agricultural irrigation, but we also rely on them significantly for recreation and the associated economic benefits that communities receive. River related... Read more »

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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!

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