Go Green Program

Westlake Watershed Group


Next meeting: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:30 A.M.
Westlake City Hall
The City of Westlake is determined to assist our residents and our world by working to improve the quality of life and our environment through keeping our local waterways clean and sustainable. Should you have any questions about what the city can do for you or has already done, please contact us by email or 440-617-4145.

The City’s environmental education and involvement projects are directed by our citizen’s committee, the Westlake Watershed Group. The group is made up of Westlake residents, business people and employees.  Please join us to lend a voice and a hand, at our meetings. We hold them at least 4 times a year at City Hall. During the meeting there is a continental breakfast provided. We’d love to have you join us!
More about the Westlake Watershed Group

Important to remember: All storm water flows directly into Lake Erie untreated, so it is our duty as Westlake residents to be conscious of our environment for future generations

2017 Rain and Garden Show


The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group hosted a very successful Rain & Garden Show at the new Market Square in Crocker Park, this year. As always it was FREE and open to the public, we hope you had the opportunity to visit us, if not save the date for next years show. 
 
We feel that our goal was met, to help raise awareness on stormwater quality issues and to promote eco-friendly products for a healthier life. Our knowledgeable local vendors were there helping our residents with tips and trick on how to beautify their homes and yards naturally. We had Executive Chef John Ellis from St. John Medical Center whipping up some refreshing and energy boosting smoothies. The benefits to “Going Green” are endless, Go Green for the Westlake, for the World!

Check out some of the articles written about the show!
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The WeST LIFE
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2017

Kid Zone at the Rain and Garden Show


The Kid Zone was back this year! We had BoJangles Entertainment there for amazing face painting and some creative balloon designs! Jungle Bob mesmerized parents and kids alike with his creatures, all while they learned fun facts about what makes each of them unique!
 
2017 Creative Recycling Competition The Engineering Department and Westlake Water Shed Group will be asked students in Grades 7 and 8 to participate in our creative recycling contest. We had some great bird houses made completely out of recycled materials! Congrats to the boys who participated.
 

2016 Rain and Garden Show Highlights


The City of Westlake, Department of Engineering and the Westlake Watershed Group welcomed many visitors to our fifth annual Rain & Garden Show. The public had a great time discovering eco-friendly products and acquiring advice from our knowledgeable local vendors on how to maintain and restore Westlake’s local streams and waterways by Going Green! Lois Bailey was a happy winner in the free raffle. She won the Rain Barrel with Diverter Kit.

Many kids stopped by the Kid Zone for bounce houses, face painting and animal balloons! Check out the poetry contest winners from Lee Burneson Middle School below.

2016 Go Green Poetry Contest


The City of Westlake, Department of Engineering and the Westlake Water Shed group would like to give a special thank you to Mrs. Schrembecks's, 7th Grade Language Arts Classes for participating in our "Go Green" Poetry Contest. The contest winners listed below will received free jump passes to Sky Zone! Way to go!

Poetry Contest Winners