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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 Creek, Baldwin Creek and Brunswick Area Stream Teams…

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…


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 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. …


Added by Jared Bartley on July 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 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…


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

Remember the Rocky River Watershed Council this Holiday Season


The Rocky River Watershed Council is extremely grateful the continued support of our members, donors, partners and…


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…


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 Conservancy to acquire the 87-acre Medina Marsh, which is located south…


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

Precious metals company to pay $330,000 as punishment for Rocky River fish kill

From Cleveland.com:

By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer

AKRON, Ohio -- The precious metals company that was the source of a cyanide spill that killed more than 30,000 fish in the Rocky River last year has agreed to pay more than $330,000 in community service payments and restitution to the…


Added by Jared Bartley on September 1, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

RRWC Summer Picnic July 24, 4-8 PM at North Park in Brunswick

Added by Jared Bartley on July 1, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

City of Brook Park Seeking Grant funding for Abram Creek Greenway Study

The Greenway would connect to the existing Cleveland Metroaprks Lake-to-Lake Trail.


By Chris Mosby, Sun News.

The city is exploring options that could eventually lead to the opening of a leg of the Lake-to-Lake Metropark trail in Brook…


Added by Jared Bartley on May 30, 2013 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

Rocky River Watershed Council to hold Public Meeting in Brunswick on April 24

Do you know that we have projects and activities underway in both Plum Creek and Healey Creek in Brunswick? Or that we've been collecting water quality data in Brunswick's Plum Creek over the past year? Find out what we're up to in the Brunswick area, get updates on other projects from around the watershed, and find out how you can get involved! Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM at the Brunswick Recreation Center.…


Added by Jared Bartley on April 17, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Cleveland Metroparks Adds Two New Wetlands to the "Emerald Necklace" in the Rocky River Watershed

 March 14 - Today, Cleveland Metroparks Board of Park Commissioners approved the acquisition of two new, crucial wetland properties to the Emerald Necklace. The properties, an undeveloped, 26-acre parcel on Engle Road in Middleburg Heights is adjacent to the Lake-to-Lake Trail and the 20-acre "Heron Rookery Wetland" in North Royalton which is along the East Branch of the Rocky River, enhance Cleveland Metroparks comprehensive ecosystem mission of conservation. Now a part of Big Creek…


Added by Jared Bartley on March 15, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

Golf Courses of the Rocky River Watershed

Golf Courses are often suspected as sources of chemical pollution in surface water – rivers, creeks and lakes.  This includes nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), pesticides and herbicides.  Also, surface water features on golf courses often lack protective buffers – areas that are kept un-mowed or planted with trees or shrubs – that would help to filter out…


Added by Jared Bartley on March 4, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Our Neighboring Watershed Group and Partner - West Creek Conservancy - holding Blues for Greens Fundraiser March 9

West Creek Conservancy

cordially invites you to:

Blues for Greens

A night to benefit a

Greener, Greater Cleveland

Live Music by the Zydeco Kings,

Buffet Dinner, Wine & Beer,

Dancing, Raffles, & Much More

Proceeds support West Creek and Local…


Added by Jared Bartley on February 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sewer District’s Frank Greenland to be Featured Speaker at Rocky River Watershed Council Annual Meeting on January 23

On January 23rd, 2013, the Rocky River Watershed Council will be holding its annual meeting from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center, located in the Rocky River Reservation at 24000 Valley Parkway in North Olmsted.


This meeting will include the annual Board of Trustees and Chairperson elections, 2012 water quality updates, and a presentation on the recently completed Baldwin Creek Dam…


Added by Jared Bartley on January 18, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

State of the Rocky River 2012 Presentation

Check out the State of the Rocky River 2012 Presentation from the last Rocky River Watershed Council meeting!…


Added by Jared Bartley on November 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Flathead Catfish collected near Emerald Necklace Marina is the first of its kind documented in the Rocky River

"Today while collecting  fish by the marina for two tank exhibits (RR and West Creek) and for Touch a Truck, we turned up a flathead catfish (see photos).  This is a new record for the watershed and for the park (it is a native fish).  This is just a “baby”, as these can grow over 50 pounds in the Ohio River drainage of Ohio.  Add this to the recent record of the spotted suckers from the river last year, and the diversity of the river is actually increasing…boding well for the health of…


Added by Jared Bartley on August 17, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

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