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RRWC Annual Meeting 2017

Added by Jared Bartley on February 10, 2017 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Olmsted Falls Main Street Parking Lot Project Reduces Stormwater Impacts

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Added by Jared Bartley on November 18, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

CANCELLED - RRWC Quarterly Meeting - October 26 at 7:00 PM at Rocky River Nature Center

Due to a variety of factors, including a conflict with World Series Game 2, the RRWC Quarterly Public Meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, October 26, 2016 has been cancelled.  We are attempting to reschedule our Speaker, Tom Allen of Trout Unlimited Ohio, for a future date.  Thank you.  

Added by Jared Bartley on October 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

So what's up with all the algae in the river?

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…

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Added by Jared Bartley on July 8, 2016 at 4:03pm — No Comments

RRWC Summer Member and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Added by Jared Bartley on July 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jared Bartley on February 29, 2016 at 8:58am — No Comments

An Evening at the Orchestra with RRWC!

Added by Jared Bartley on February 22, 2016 at 2:53pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Jared Bartley on January 19, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jared Bartley on December 29, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Medina County Parks Project Protects Sensitive Headwaters

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Added by Jared Bartley on December 22, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Healthy Yard, Healthy River

Added by Jared Bartley on September 30, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Matthew Hrubey on July 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Matthew Hrubey on June 30, 2015 at 7:31am — No Comments

West Branch Stream Team River Walk to be Held July 31

Added by Matthew Hrubey on June 29, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Date Change - June Board of Directors Meeting

The date of the June meeting of the Rocky River Watershed Council Board of Directors has changed. It will now be held Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Strongsville Public Library.

Added by Matthew Hrubey on June 16, 2015 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Watershed Partners Year in Review

Added by Jared Bartley on June 8, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Matthew Hrubey on May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Matthew Hrubey on May 6, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Matthew Hrubey on April 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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