Go Green Program

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 is hosting several surveys to continue to solicit information for the development of watershed plans in Northeast Ohio.

Go directly to the survey for the Cahoon Creek - Porter Creek Watershed Plan

Cahoon-Porter Creeks Watershed Plan flyer

Important Reminder

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, March 12019 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 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

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Spring Stream Cleanup! Watch for the announcement of the fall cleanup.

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Creek Cleanup Poster

2019 Rain and Garden Show

We are pleased to announce that the free 2019 Rain and Garden Show  will be returning to Market Square at Crocker Park on Saturday, April 6, 2019. 

We are in the early stages of planning the 2019 event. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, providing a special demonstration, volunteering or even helping to plan the event, please join the Watershed Group at their Friday, March 1, 2019 meeting (see details above) or email them at  engdept@cityofwestlake.org with the subject line: Rain and Garden Show.

Save the Date of Saturday, April 6, 2019 for the Rain and Garden Show

2018 Rain and 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 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 Winner is Evie of Hyland Software, Child Enrichment Center 

                2nd Place Winner is Jana of Montessori Children's School 

                3rd Place 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.