Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
P.O. Box 229 Willoughby, OH 44096 (440) 975-3870 http://www.crwp.org
Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. (CRWP) is an agency that works with various communities, counties and park districts. The City of Solon has been a member of the CRWP community for many years. Their mission is to "strive to preserve and enhance the scenic and environmental quality of the ecosystem of the Chagrin River and its watershed in a manner that assures a sustainable future for people, plants and animals".
CRWP's website is a great resource of information for residents to learn and improve their property's issues with erosion, flooding and stormwater management, wetland verification and pond maintenance. Visit the site in order to take advantage of the Services for Home and Property Owners that CRWP provides.
Have you considered a Rain Garden?
A rain garden is a shallow, landscaped depression planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses which don't mind having "wet feet". Rain gardens collect water from surrounding hard surfaces like driveways and rooftops and allow it to soak into the ground slowly. They provide stormwater and flood control and are also an attractive home for local birds and butterflies!
Why plant a Rain Garden?
By capturing and holding stormwater from your hard surfaces, rain gardens help filter and clean polluted water. They keep large amounts of stormwater from entering storm sewers during rain events, which puts less stress on city sewers and helps prevent flooding in communities. They're also low-maintenance, require less water and upkeep than typical non-native landscaping and can enhance the beauty of your yard and community.