Backyard Botanicals: Integrated Pest Management with Dr. Lara Roketenetz

Dr. Lara Roketenetz of Pollinator Partnership and Chagrin River Watershed Partners come together to bring you integrated pest management in the next installment of CRWP’s Speaker Series. Dr. Roketenetz shows you how you can manage garden pests and insects while avoiding the use of herbicides and insecticides. Learn how to maintain a healthy soil ecosystem,…

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History of the Chagrin River Watershed with Dr. Roy Larick

Journey back in time with CRWP and Dr. Roy Larick in this Speaker Series virtual presentation. Dr. Larick discusses how the Chagrin Valley emerged in deep time, how Native Americans used local resources, and how Euro-Americans introduced water-powered milling during the nineteenth century. Learn about the evolution of our forest ecosystem and what legacy trees…

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Protecting Native Wildlife Species with John Navarro & Kate Parsons

CRWP partnered with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife as part of our Speaker Series to bring you an online presentation discussing native species in Ohio. Kate Parsons and John Navarro team up to teach you about hellbenders, dragonflies, bats, turtles, bald eagles, and more! Participants learn about the importance of Ohio’s native…

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Residential Stream Maintenance with Jared Bartley

Chagrin River Watershed Partners partnered with Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District to bring you a presentation on backyard stream maintenance. Jared Bartley will teach you about stream science and management, the legal aspects of stream ownership, and how to install and maintain live stakes for streambank stability and habitat enhancement on your property. Watch…

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Staff Training Video

Chagrin River Watershed Partners has developed a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Staff Training video for Minimum Control Measure (MCM) 6: Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations. The goal of this training is to review best management practices that can be used to prevent or reduce pollutant runoff from municipal operations. If you are a…

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Partnerships Along the Chagrin River

CRWP partnered with Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the City of Eastlake to highlight local and regional partnerships for watershed protection at the recent 2021 Land Trust Alliance Rally. This year’s Rally brought national attention to land and water protection efforts in Cleveland and around northeast Ohio.   Watch the recording now: https://youtu.be/1Z-Cg3PPyls  

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Aquatic Invaders in our Backyard Ponds with Mark Warman

CRWP hosted another free live virtual talk with Mark Warman from Cleveland Metroparks to learn about aquatic invasive plants in backyard ponds and natural areas in Ohio. Several water weed species are on the move and threaten our recreation, ecosystem, and economic interests. Identification, notes from the field, and response strategies are discussed. Notable and…

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Sunnybrook Restoration Recently Completed in Chester Township

Sunnybrook Streambank Stabilization and Riparian Restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CHESTERLAND, OH (June 7, 2021) – Stream and riparian restoration work on Sunnybrook completed in April 2021 at Geauga Park District’s Sunnybrook Preserve at 12474 Heath Rd., Chesterland. Five hundred linear feet of stream was improved through this effort. Two acres of wetland and riparian forest were enhanced by planting native…

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Our Future Flies with Pollinators with Lara Roketenetz

CRWP hosted a free live virtual talk with Lara Roketenetz from the Pollinator Partnership to discuss the importance of pollinator habitat and share some tips on how to create it in your own backyard. Lara Roketenetz is the Project Wingspan Ohio State Coordinator and the Ohio NRCS Pollinator Liaison with the Pollinator Partnership. She is…

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Beaver Creek Restoration Project Complete in Munson Township

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MUNSON TOWNSHIP, OH (June 7, 2021) – Biohabitats recently completed a stream and wetland restoration project at Beaver Creek located within Geauga Park District’s Bass Lake Preserve. This project included the restoration of approximately 1,800 linear feet of stream, 8 acres of riparian enhancement, the creation of wetlands, and invasive plant…

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