Go Green Program

2019 Rain & Garden Show

The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group hosted another outstanding Rain & Garden Show on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Market Square in Crocker Park, which was FREE and open to the public. The Kid Zone was a huge hit with the face painter, balloon clown and our special guest star, Michael Roy, Cirque du Papier


If you were unable to come to the show and would like to see the vendor information please feel free to browse through our vendor handout. If you were an exhibitor, we'd like to extend a special thanks you we could not have a successful show with out your participation. Please feel free to email us with any questions or comments on our show, with the subject line: 2019 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, we were inundated with submissions! What creativity the children of Westlake have! It was a tough choice but we have narrowed down the winners and they are as follows. 

The first place winner's classroom will receive a $50.00 Mystery Gift.


This year's contests were be judge by the Cities Employees and the Westlake Water Shed Group.

Coloring Contest 

 1st Place Winner, Seraphina 1st Grade at Dover Elementary School 

2nd Place Winner, Emma 1st Grade at Holly Lane Elementary School

3rd Place Winner, Max Pre-K at Montessori Children's School

Drawing Contest

1st Place Winner, Brandan 4th Grade at Holly Lane 

2nd Place Winner, Blake 5th Grade at Dover Intermediate School 

3rd Place Winner , Zoe 2nd Grade at Dover Elementary School

Poetry Contest 

1st Place Winner, Jack 5th Grade at Dover Intermediate School

2nd Place Winner, Jude 5th Grade at Dover Intermediate School

Third place was a tie! 

3rd Place Winner, Caroline 5th Grade at Dover Intermediate School

3rd Place Winner, Blake 5th Grade at Dover Intermediate School


Recycling Contest

1st Place Winner, Class project by Montessori Children's School

2nd Place Winner, Brandan 4th Grade at Holly Lane Elementary School

3rd Place Winner, Joshua 6th Grade at Dover Intermediate School


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, June 72019 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

 
2019 Spring Stream Cleanup has been postponed until later in the year. Please check back in the fall for new dates and times. Sorry for any inconveniences. 

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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 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.