Chagrin River Watershed Partners provides numerous services for residents living in member communities. From helping homeowners manage backyard streams to creating a rain garden, CRWP staff provide residents the resources to alleviate flooding and erosion problems on their properties.

Technical services are provided free of charge as a service to our member communities, however donations help us continue our mission. Service requests are handled on a first come first served basis and as staff time and resources are available. Depending on the volume of requests, wait times can be as long as 4 - 6 weeks. CRWP staff commonly help homeowners with:

  • Streambank or hillside erosion
  • Flooding and stormwater management
  • Land stewardship to protect water quality and enhance wildlife habitat
  • Pond maintenance

Resources for Homeowners

Understand what a watershed is and the impact you have on the Chagrin River and Lake Erie watersheds every day.


Native Plants for Wet Areas and Along Streams

Stream Stewardship Guide for Property Owners

Plant Live Stakes to Stabilize Your Streambanks!

Stormwater Myths & Facts

Green Yards & Healthy Homes: A Guide to Sustainable Habitats in Northeast Ohio

Make Your Home the Solution to Stormwater Pollution Brochure

After the Storm Brochure

Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners

Recipes For A Healthy Chagrin River





























What is a Watershed?

Chagrin River Watershed Facts

Managing Stormwater  What is stormwater and why should I be concerned with how I manage it on my property?

Landscaping Solutions

Backyard Streams

Tips for Clean Streams

River Recreation  Get out and enjoy the Chagrin River and surrounding park areas! Check water levels, canoeing opportunities and park amenities.

Lake Erie  Keep our Great Lake great