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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Headwater Streets: Abram Creek Information Session and Project Kickoff Meeting

Headwater Streets: Abram Creek is a financial incentive program for residents in the Upper Abram Creek Watershed which roughly includes the neighborhoods surrounding Big Creek Parkway and Pearl Road between I-71 and W. 130th St. in Middleburg Heights. The purpose of the program is to reduce storm water pollution in Abram Creek, which flows along Big Creek Parkway and Brookside Parkway. Financial Incentives for Residents include a 50% rebate on Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens and Soil Testing, potentially totaling hundreds of dollars in savings. The 50% rebate is available for Rain Barrels or Rain Gardens installed or Soil Testing performed until June 30, 2011.Natural headwater streams and wetlands have many important functions. They protect water quality, maintain natural flood control, trap sediment, and provide important habitat. However, as the landscape has been developed, these important headwater systems have been paved over, channelized and drained. Rooftops, downspouts, driveways and roadside ditches are now the true headwaters of our urban and suburban watersheds. The goal of the Headwater Streets Program is to provide opportunities to communities and individuals to mimic the natural functions of headwater streams and wetlands in our own yards and neighborhoods?our ?Headwater Streets.? An informational meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Middleburg Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, located at 15600 East Bagley Rd. in Middleburg Heights (at the northeast corner of the Bagley Rd.?Big Creek Parkway intersection). Interested residents of the targeted neighborhood are encouraged to attend. Contact Rocky River Watershed Coordinator Jared Bartley at 216-524-6580 x14 or by email at jbartley@cuyahogaswcd.org for more information or to enroll.Headwater Streets: Abram Creek is a financial incentive program for residents in the Upper Abram Creek Watershed which roughly includes the neighborhoods surrounding Big Creek Parkway and Pearl Road between I-71 and W. 130th St. in Middleburg Heights. The purpose of the program is to reduce storm water pollution in Abram Creek, which flows along Big Creek Parkway and Brookside Parkway. Financial Incentives for Residents include a 50% rebate on Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens and Soil Testing, potentially totaling hundreds of dollars in savings. The 50% rebate is available for Rain Barrels or Rain Gardens installed or Soil Testing performed until June 30, 2011.Natural headwater streams and wetlands have many important functions. They protect water quality, maintain natural flood control, trap sediment, and provide important habitat. However, as the landscape has been developed, these important headwater systems have been paved over, channelized and drained. Rooftops, downspouts, driveways and roadside ditches are now the true headwaters of our urban and suburban watersheds. The goal of the Headwater Streets Program is to provide opportunities to communities and individuals to mimic the natural functions of headwater streams and wetlands in our own yards and neighborhoods?our ?Headwater Streets.? An informational meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Middleburg Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, located at 15600 East Bagley Rd. in Middleburg Heights (at the northeast corner of the Bagley Rd.?Big Creek Parkway intersection). Interested residents of the targeted neighborhood are encouraged to attend. Contact Rocky River Watershed Coordinator Jared Bartley at 216-524-6580 x14 or by email at jbartley@cuyahogaswcd.org for more information or to enroll.

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