Go Green Program

Westlake Watershed Group


Next meeting: Friday, April 21, 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


Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
NEW LOCATION! Market Square at Crocker Park
The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group will be hosting our Sixth Annual Rain & Garden Show. This year's event will be held at the new Market Square in Crocker Park, 239 Market St. Westlake, Ohio 44145. This event is FREE and open to the public.
 
Our goal is to raise awareness on stormwater quality issues and to promote eco-friendly products and healthy living. Our knowledgeable local vendors will be there to help you beautify your house and yard naturally. Come discover how easy and beneficial it is to “Go Green” with your landscaping efforts this year.
 
Kid Zone
10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
The Kid Zone is back this year! We'll have a face painter, balloon clown, and special guest, Jungle Bob. Parents and kids alike will be impressed and amazed when they see his creatures first hand and learn fun facts about what makes each of them unique!  

2017 Rain and Garden Show press release (PDF)
Learn more about many of our 25 vendors (PDF)
Download 2017 Rain and Garden Show flyer (PDF)
 


2017 Creative Recycling Competition


7
th– 8th Grade Students
The Engineering Department and Westlake Water Shed Group will be asking  students in Grades 7 and 8 to participate in our creative recycling contest. Demonstrate your creativity by making a bird feeder/house, jewelry or a mini garden out of recycled items. The attendees at the 2017 Rain and Garden Show will select the winners!
Contest Entry Form, Rules and Regulations

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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.
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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