The Cahoon Creek - Frontal Lake Erie HUC-12 (04110001 02 04) spans seven communities in Cuyahoga County (Bay Village, Westlake, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Lakewood, and Cleveland) and two communities in Lorain County (Avon and Avon Lake). The watershed is split by the Rocky River into two lobes; of which the eastern lobe (Lakewood and Cleveland) does not contain above ground streams due to development. The shoreline of the western lobe contains seven streams that enter directly into Lake Erie from the cities of Bay Village and Rocky River. A Nonpoint Source Implementation Strategy Plan (NPS-IS) has been developed for this HUC-12 to indicate critical areas within the watershed and restoration projects that can help improve water quality and habitat for aquatic, avian, and terristrial species alike.
If you live in the Cahoon Creek - Frontal Lake Erie Watershed you can take our pledge to become a Watershed Champion! It's easy! Simply pledge to take at least three watershed friendly actions in your yard and at least one action in your community to earn your very own Champion yard sign. The pledge is available online or you can use the PDF version to print and mail a copy to Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, Attn: Jaimie Johnson.
Check back frequently to view upcoming events in the watershed and other ways that you can become involved and active in your community and watershed.
Stop by the Westlake City Recreation Center Pond to take a look at our beautiful floating wetland before the summer is over and the plants are transfered to a restoration site.
Our next event will be a Cahoon Creek Stream Cleanup on August 21st, 2019 hosted by Bay Village's very own, Bay Village Green Team. More details can be found here!