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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

Check out one of our upcoming Cleanups!

Added by Jared Bartley on April 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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!…

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Added by Jared Bartley on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jared Bartley on December 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The December 2014 Edition of The Flow Newsletter is Now Available

Be sure to go with The Flow for the latest information on projects and other activities in the Rocky River Watershed!  In this issue:

  • 2015 Annual Meeting
  • Updates from the Abram…
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Added by Jared Bartley on December 18, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Assessing Streambank Erosion in Baldwin Creek

This summer Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) performed streambank erosion assessments in the Baldwin Creek subwatershed to prioritize erosion prevention projects. The work was supported by a Great Lakes Commission grant that will help prevent sedimentation in the Rocky River watershed.

The Rocky River Watershed Action Plan identified Baldwin Creek as a…

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Added by Jared Bartley on December 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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!

Added by Jared Bartley on October 10, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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…

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Added by caddisfly on September 3, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Brunswick Area Stream Team featured in Brunswick Post

The July 16 kickoff meeting of the Brunswick Area Stream Team is featured in the Brunswick Post.  The Stream Team will address concerns with Plum, Healey and Cossett Creeks and their tributaries. …

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Added by Jared Bartley on July 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mel Hauser on June 10, 2014 at 7:08pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jared Bartley on January 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Become a volunteer Youth Fishing Instructor through ODNR!

News Release

 

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Added by caddisfly on January 7, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Remember the Rocky River Watershed Council this Holiday Season

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Added by Jared Bartley on December 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Organic Playing Fields are safe for our Kids and our Creeks!

Here is the video that was played as part of the Beyond Pesticides presentation at the October 23 RRWC meeting:

Added by Jared Bartley on October 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Restoration of Healey Creek Underway!

The restoration of Healey Creek in Brunswick's Venus Park got underway this week! The $390,800 project is funded by the Northeast Ohio Regional…

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Added by Jared Bartley on October 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Medina County Parks and Western Reserve Land Conservancy Team Up to Preserve Medina Marsh

The Medina County Park District’s acquisition of a tract off Fenn Road is the latest link in a corridor of conserved land through parts of Medina and Medina Township – one that is two miles long and covers more than 600 acres.

The park district worked with the nonprofit Western Reserve Land…

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Added by Jared Bartley on October 8, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Rocky River Watershed - HELP PLANT TREES & RESTORE the FLOODPLAIN!

Reforestation Project Saturday, October 12.   9 a.m.  at Little Cedar Point Picnic Area, Rocky River Reservation (off Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted)

Join the Natural Resources efforts in restoring 2 acres of the Rocky River floodplain by planting 350 trees!

Staff lead, Constance Hausman, Ph. D., (Plant and Restoration Ecologist) has…

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Added by caddisfly on September 20, 2013 at 10:14pm — No Comments

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