Spend Money Now to Save Money Later

Posted on 05/12/15 by Brent in Storm Water Services

When it comes to stabilizing disturbed soils it is important to do the job well the first time. When properly applied and monitored for germination and establishment temporary and permanent vegetative stabilization will protect the soil from erosion. However, if the stabilization is not applied correctly and/or the project is not monitored failure will likely occur.... read more

Dark and Stormy: Remembering May 12, 2014

Posted on 05/05/15 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Damage to Valley Parkway in the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation as a result of the May 12, 2014 flood.

Next Tuesday will mark the 1-year anniversary of the storm that dropped nearly 5-inches of rain over a 6 hour period during the evening of May 12, 2014. Concentrated mostly in southwest Cuyahoga County and Northern Medina County, the storm left in its wake lasting images of flooded roads, parking lots and basements, scoured stream channels and damaged... read more

Spring Time is the Best Time to Plant Streamside Trees

Posted on 04/28/15 by in Educational Outreach

Leaving a 25' vegetated buffer helps stream health.  So keep mowing further than in this instance.

With Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations of last week fresh in our minds, there is much we can do around our own yard to help the environment and our local water quality - like planting native plants, and reducing our use of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides. But those of us who live on a stream have a... read more

Get Involved: Tracking Streambank Erosion and Sedimentation

Posted on 04/21/15 by Elizabeth in Rocky River Watershed

Streambank with Extreme erosion potential

The spring thaw has occurred and the 2015 sampling season is ramping up. While we will be doing our traditional water quality sampling throughout the Rocky River watershed, we will also be doing additional streambank erosion assessments in the Baldwin Creek watershed. Baldwin Creek is a tributary to the East Branch of the Rocky River that has been... read more

Plant Flowers, Not Litter

Posted on 04/14/15 by Janine in Educational Outreach

The snow has melted, the spring flowers are blooming and the tree buds are beginning to pop. After a long Cleveland winter, it is marvelous to witness the greening of our surroundings. Unfortunately, spring’s beauty is marred by the wind-blown, carelessly discarded or criminally-dumped litter and debris that seems to be ubiquitous. Unbelievable quantities of paper, plastic, debris... read more