The Cahoon Creek - Frontal Lake Erie (CC-FLE) HUC-12 (04110001 02 04) spans seven communities in Cuyahoga County (Bay Village, Westlake, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Lakewood, and Cleveland) and two communities in Lorain County (Avon and Avon Lake). The watershed is split by the Rocky River into two lobes; of which the eastern lobe (Lakewood and Cleveland) does not contain above ground streams due to development. The shoreline of the western lobe contains seven streams that enter directly into Lake Erie from the cities of Bay Village and Rocky River. A Nonpoint Source Implementation Strategy Plan (NPS-IS) has been developed for this HUC-12 to indicate critical areas within the watershed and restoration projects that can help improve water quality and habitat for aquatic, avian, and terristrial species alike.
If you live in the Cahoon Creek - Frontal Lake Erie Watershed you can take our pledge to become a Watershed Champion! It's easy! Simply pledge to take at least three watershed friendly actions in your yard and at least one action in your community to earn your very own Champion yard sign. The pledge is available online or you can use the PDF version to print and mail a copy to Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, Attn: Jaimie Johnson.
Check back frequently to view upcoming events in the watershed and other ways that you can become involved and active in your community and watershed.
Stop by the Westlake City Recreation Center Pond to take a look at our beautiful floating wetland before the summer is over and the plants are transfered to a restoration site.
The 1st Annual Meeting for CC-FLE was a success! With 30 watershed volunteers in attendance, we managed to remove 162 pounds of trash from our waterways! Way to go, volunteers!
Our next event is a "Green Yards & Healthy Homes" workshop on Monday, December 2nd at the Don Umerley Civic Center Memorial Hall Community Room in Rocky River from 6pm - 7:30pm. The workshop is free to attend. If you would like to make an all-natural cleaning product they are $5/each. Please register for the workshop here.