Go Green Program
2019 Rain & Garden Show
The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group will be hosting our Eighth Annual Rain & Garden Show on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Market Square in Crocker Park, which is FREE and open to the public. The Kid Zone will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will include a face painter, balloon clown and our special guest star, Michael Roy, Cirque du Papier Opens a New Window. .
We are still in the planning stages for this event. To see a listing of our confirmed vendors please click here Opens a New Window. . If you are interested in being an exhibitor, providing a special demonstration, or volunteering please join the Watershed Group at their Friday, March 15, 2019 meeting (see details below) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Rain and Garden Show.
2019 Rain & Garden Show Children's Contests
The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group have come up with four contest this year for different grade levels. If you would like to have your child participate in these contest simply print out the contest form that applies to their grade level and submit the entry to: City of Westlake, Department of Engineering, 27700 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, Ohio 44145, by Friday, March 29, 2019.
This year's contests will be judge by the Cities Employees and entries will be displayed at the 2019 Rain & Garden Show for all to see. First place winner in each category will receive a $50.00 Mystery Gift.
- Pre-K through First Grade Coloring Contest Opens a New Window.
- Second through Fifth Grade Drawing Contest Opens a New Window.
- Third through Eight Grade Poetry Contest Opens a New Window.
- Fourth through Eight Grade Recycling Contest Opens a New Window. gsd adfg2222dfo ga esoer ghiohr dguiond gjdrgpnid;gd2rsdfga 2 Opens a New W
Public Input Sought for Cahoon Creek-Porter Creek Watershed Plan
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District is working with Chagrin River Watershed Partners and West Creek Conservancy to develop a watershed management plan for the Cahoon Creek-Porter Creek watershed. The plan will formally identify causes and sources of water quality and habitat degradation in the watershed and recommend overall strategies and specific projects to address these issues.
In October and November 2018, public open houses were held in North Olmsted and Bay Village, respectively, to explain the process and to gather information and ideas from the community about the watershed.
Chagrin River Watershed Partners Opens a New Window. is hosting several surveys to continue to solicit information for the development of watershed plans in Northeast Ohio.
All storm water flows directly into Lake Erie untreated. It is our duty as Westlake residents
to be conscious of our environment for future generations.
Westlake Watershed Group
Next meeting: Friday, June 7, 2019 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 Opens a New Window. or call 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. Please join us!
Stream Cleanup Volunteer Project
2019 Spring Stream Cleanup will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, meeting behind Westlake City Hall. For all that join to help cleanup the creek they will enjoy a pizza party after the cleanup is completed. Please RSVP Opens a New Window. by May 11, 2019. Remember this is a great way to earn your Service Hours for school or just to feel good about doing a good deed!
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Subscribe to receive notices of meetings, volunteer projects such as the stream cleanups, Rain and Garden Show flyer, etc.! Please send an email with the subject line of "Westlake Watershed" and the word "subscribe" in the body to email@example.com Opens a New Window. to opt-in.
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2018 Rain & Garden Show
The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group would like to thank all who attended the public added a wonderful energy to the Show! This years show was out largest ever and the 40+ vendors Opens a New Window. were able to share their knowledge with the public to help us all take one step closer to staying "Green."
The show may be over, for this year but if we all take note and move forward with the knowledge we gained, then the City's goal will be met! Our 2018 Goal is "protecting our future", the use of sustainable practices and conservation throughout our watershed will help achieve this goal and will continue to move forward in the years to come.
Speaking of our future we would like to congratulate the three Pre-K coloring contest winners!
1st Place Opens a New Window. Winner is Evie of Hyland Software, Child Enrichment Center
2nd Place Opens a New Window. Winner is Jana of Montessori Children's School
3rd Place Opens a New Window. Winner is Peyton from Fit-By-Five
These lucky three will receive a miniature banner of their coloring and the 1st and 2nd Place Winner will have a large banner created by the City's Sign Shop and placed outside their school building on the utility poles.