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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December 2014 Newsletter

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Click here to learn how your organization can become a sponsor!

USGS Flow Gage

Click here to check out the latest flow conditions in the river, updated in real time!

Rocky River Fishing Report

RRWC Board Member 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.

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!

Blog Posts

Annual Rocky River Cleanup is June 6, 2015

Join members of the Rocky River Watershed Council at this annual event to clean up the Rocky River.

Posted by Matthew Hrubey on May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm

West Branch Stream Team Canoe Drag

Join the Rocky River Watershed Council on Saturday, May 9 for this inaugural event of the brand new West Branch Stream Team!

If you are interested in participating in the canoe drag, contact Stream Team Captain Linda Schneider at 330-242-1904.

Posted by Matthew Hrubey on May 6, 2015 at 9:51am

Beaver Dam on Healey Creek

This small beaver dam was discovered along Healey Creek just east of North Carpenter Road in Brunswick. The dam has artificially raised the creek about 2.5 - 3' during dry weather.  There have been surface flooding conditions reported at Carpenter Road and this could be one of the causes. If you discover such structures along other tributaries within the Rocky River Watershed, please notify the Rocky River Watershed Council.

Posted by Matthew Hrubey on April 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

Check out one of our upcoming Cleanups!

Posted by Jared Bartley on April 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

What's the Buzz - Butterflies, Bees and Native Plants

Thanks to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Natural Areas Division for sponsoring this event, and to all of our speakers and exhibitors!  Exhibitor list coming soon!

Posted by Jared Bartley on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am

Happy Holidays from the Rocky River Watershed Council

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…


Posted by Jared Bartley on December 24, 2014 at 11:30am


WATCH: What a 5K course through a wastewater treatment plant looks like. #cwc5k

On a 280+ acre swath of land in Cuyahoga Heights sits a series of tanks, tunnels, troughs and trails that help clean tens of billions of gallons of water each year. It's also the site of the Clean Water Classic 5K. Each year, we host the #cwc5k to promote wellness and support the Charity Choice campaign benefiting local charities. If you haven't participated before, the video above is the

National River news from American Rivers

Spring in Waynesboro, VA

Today we have a guest blog from Trafford McRae, Stormwater Program Manager at the City of Waynesboro Public Works. Trafford was the leader on a park-side river restoration project in western Virginia that American Rivers funded through our partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called the Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant Program. Students touring Waynesboro... Read more »

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