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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Rocky River-Upper East Branch Stakeholder Meeting

Cuyahoga SWCD and Rocky River Watershed Council Seeking Resident Input about the Rocky River?s Upper East BranchCuyahoga SWCD has been awarded a $13,545 Coastal Management Assistance Grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to develop Protection and Restoration Plans for the Plum Creek (near Brunswick) and Upper East Branch watersheds ? both tributaries to the Rocky River. In order to develop the subwatershed protection and restoration plans, Cuyahoga SWCD and the Rocky River Watershed Council will perform water quality monitoring and gather input and suggestions from the communities and residents of the Upper East Branch, in order to target areas for protection and/or restoration. To that end, a stakeholder meeting has been scheduled for November 15 at 6:30PM at the Richfield Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, located at 3761 S. Grant St. in Richfield. The Rocky River?s Upper East Branch drains 21.7 square miles upstream of, and including, Hinckley Lake, including portions of Hinckley Township, Richfield Township, the Village of Richfield, Bath Township, Broadview Heights and North Royalton. The area of the Upper East Branch subwatershed in and around the Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation (which includes Hinckley Lake) is widely considered to have the best water quality in the Rocky River Watershed. However, the most upstream portion is showing the signs of encroaching urbanization and the development of floodplain areas, such as eroding streambanks, incised channels and degraded habitat. Ill-advised attempts to control the erosion through streambank armoring have only exacerbated these channel stability issues. For more information, please visit www.MyRockyRiver.org or contact Jared Bartley, Rocky River Watershed Coordinator at 216-524-6580 x14 or jbartley@cuyahogaswcd.org. The mission of the Rocky River Watershed Council is to protect, restore, and perpetuate a healthy watershed through public education, watershed planning, communication, and cooperation among stakeholders. Find us on the web at www.MyRockyRiver.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/RockyRiverWatershed. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District?s mission is to promote conservation of land and aquatic resources in a developed environment through stewardship initiatives, education programs, and technical assistance. www.cuyahogaswcd.orgCuyahoga SWCD and Rocky River Watershed Council Seeking Resident Input about the Rocky River?s Upper East BranchCuyahoga SWCD has been awarded a $13,545 Coastal Management Assistance Grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to develop Protection and Restoration Plans for the Plum Creek (near Brunswick) and Upper East Branch watersheds ? both tributaries to the Rocky River. In order to develop the subwatershed protection and restoration plans, Cuyahoga SWCD and the Rocky River Watershed Council will perform water quality monitoring and gather input and suggestions from the communities and residents of the Upper East Branch, in order to target areas for protection and/or restoration. To that end, a stakeholder meeting has been scheduled for November 15 at 6:30PM at the Richfield Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, located at 3761 S. Grant St. in Richfield. The Rocky River?s Upper East Branch drains 21.7 square miles upstream of, and including, Hinckley Lake, including portions of Hinckley Township, Richfield Township, the Village of Richfield, Bath Township, Broadview Heights and North Royalton. The area of the Upper East Branch subwatershed in and around the Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation (which includes Hinckley Lake) is widely considered to have the best water quality in the Rocky River Watershed. However, the most upstream portion is showing the signs of encroaching urbanization and the development of floodplain areas, such as eroding streambanks, incised channels and degraded habitat. Ill-advised attempts to control the erosion through streambank armoring have only exacerbated these channel stability issues. For more information, please visit www.MyRockyRiver.org or contact Jared Bartley, Rocky River Watershed Coordinator at 216-524-6580 x14 or jbartley@cuyahogaswcd.org. The mission of the Rocky River Watershed Council is to protect, restore, and perpetuate a healthy watershed through public education, watershed planning, communication, and cooperation among stakeholders. Find us on the web at www.MyRockyRiver.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/RockyRiverWatershed. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District?s mission is to promote conservation of land and aquatic resources in a developed environment through stewardship initiatives, education programs, and technical assistance. www.cuyahogaswcd.org

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