Healthy Forests for Healthy Streams

Healthy streamside forests help filter nutrients and sediment, shade and cool the water, and provide wildlife habitat. Check out this new video produced as part of a project funded in part by the Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund to enhance the health of forests draining to high-quality streams in the Chagrin and lower Grand River watersheds.

Project partners and local funders include The Holden ArboretumCleveland MetroparksGeauga Park DistrictLake County Soil and Water Conservation District (Ohio)Lake County, OH: Stormwater Management DepartmentLake MetroparksWestern Reserve Land Conservancy - Dominion Energy mini-grant program, Village of Gates Mills, Village of Moreland Hills, Think Media Studios, Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity, Cleveland Museum of Natural History Trout Club, and Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders.  See video below.

Forests in northeast Ohio provide many important values to communities including scenic beauty, recreation, stormwater management and flood…


Master Rain Gardener Program

A 5 week course that will teach you how to manage rain water in your own yard. Rain gardens naturally manage stormwater by infiltrating precipitation and allowing it to soak into the ground rather than sending it directly to storm sewers and nearby streams untreated. Experienced instructors will provide customized feedback which will enable you to design and install a rain garden. More information here.






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