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Stopping Sediment at its Source in the Rocky River Watershed

Stopping Sediment at its Source in the Rocky River Watershed

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with Medina and Lorain SWCDs, and the Rocky River Watershed Council, has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the Great Lakes Commission to reduce sediment loading in the Rocky River Watershed. The three-year project focuses on three target subwatersheds with known sediment issues—Baldwin Creek, Mallet Creek and Plum Creek (Olmsted Falls). Financial incentives are provided to land users in Mallet Creek and Plum Creek subwatersheds to implement practices such as vertical and zone tillage, cover crops, grassed water ways, vegetative filter strips and livestock exclusion fencing, while work in Baldwin Creek focuses on streambank stabilization.