Go Green Program

WaterShed

Westlake Watershed Group


Next meeting: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:30 A.M.
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 quarterly, every December, March, June and in September at City Hall. During the meeting there is a continental breakfast provided, we’d love to have you join us!

Volunteer Opportunity: Cahoon Creek Cleanup


We'd like to thank all the participants for their help Sunday, September 18, 2016 in cleaning up Cahoon Creek. The Volunteers collected 15 bags of trash out of the creek, and located two tires that our Service Department will remove. Job well done! 

2016 Rain and Garden Show


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 gained 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 participant of 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.
 
Remember: All storm water flows directly into Lake Erie untreated, so it is our duty as Westlake’s residents to be conscious of our environment for future generations!

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

2015 Rain & Garden Coloring Contest


Last year the City asked our elementary students to participate in a coloring contest, the winners had a pole banner made of their art work and hung outside their school. We had 2 categories: 1st and 2nd Grade and 3rd and 4th Grade, the winners are as follows.         


 
First & Second Grade Winners  

  • 1st Place, Devyani of Bassett Elementary 
  • 2nd Place;  Zuzana of Hilliard Elementary

Third & Fourth Grade Winners


  • 1st Place, George of Saint Bernadette's
  • 2nd Place, Coral of Saint Bernadette's


Rain & Garden Shows of the Past


The City of Westlake, Department of Engineering and the Westlake Water Shed Group host an Annual Rain and Garden Show. These events are to raise awareness on water quality issues, promote Eco-friendly products and other environmentally green alternatives. If you were unable to attend these shows and would like to view our workshops, please feel free to use our Media Site.