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The Rocky River Watershed Council's purpose is to protect, restore and perpetuate a healthy watershed through public education, watershed planning, communication and cooperation among stakeholders. We are the only organization dedicated solely to the protection and restoration of the Rocky River Watershed.


We are a citizen-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the aquatic quality of the Rocky River and its tributaries.


By becoming a member you are not only supporting the work we do at the Rocky River Watershed Council but you also get voting rights for Board Members. Also, Your membership dues are tax deductible.


Making a tax deductible donation supports the work we do to improve the health of the Rocky River Watershed. We have individual and corporate donation options.

Join Us: 25th Annual Rocky River Clean-Up!

For 25 years volunteers have been meeting at Emerald Necklace Marina on the first Saturday in June to pick up trash along the stream. This year, the RRWC is proud to celebrate a quarter-century of work to preserve and protect the Rocky River.

Join us 9:00am on Saturday June 1st at the Emerald Necklace Marina for a clean-up followed by a volunteer appreciation barbecue (vegetarian options included)!

We're partnering with
Cuyahoga Recycles, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, Cleveland Metroparks, and Earnest Machine to celebrate a quarter- century of protecting the stream! We'll have composting tools available to buy, a big barbecue after the cleanup, and raffle prizes (and you'll get a free raffle ticket when you sign up and fill out the waiver!)


Come have some fun and celebrate the river!   Use the QR code or follow this link to register.

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The best way to get updates on our events is to subscribe to our email list - we send newsletters only quarterly and email out monthly event information.

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RRWC  T-shirts!

Want to support the RRWC and look great doing it? Purchase one of these snazzy T-shirts for you or your family.

Each shirt purchased funds restoration efforts along the Rocky River!

Designed by our own members, and featuring wildlife from our own Rocky River, these poly-cotton blend T-shirts are ultra-soft and environmentally friendly. Made from yarn that is spun, knit, dyed and finished in the USA, including:

- 50% polyester from recycled plastic bottles

 - 25% organic, Us-grown combed cotton

 - 25% Tencel™ Modal celluose

When you buy one of these T-shirts you not only support great watershed restoration work in the Rocky River, you also get a high-quality garment whose impact includes:

- Reduces 4kg of CO2 emissions

 - Recycles an average 6 water bottles

 - Save an average of 145 gallons of water compared to traditional cotton fabric production.

And for a limited time, when you buy a T-shirt and a year-long RRWC membership together you can save $5, or 20% off your membership!


Currently available in Olive Green, Azure Blue and Rise-up Red in Men's crewneck M, L, XL, XXL, or XXXl, and Women's V-neck S, M, or L. Azure Blue and Rise-up Red are also available in Kid's sizes!

Adult T-shirts are $25 each and kid's T-shirts are $15 each.

Don't have your size, or want a different color? Pre-order for future shipments on our Contact page above. 

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Azure Blue

Olive Green

Rise-up Red

Men's T-shirts
(Crew neck)

Women's T-shirts

Youth T-shirts
(Crew neck)

Become a Rocky River

Watershed Champion Today!

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Join us in our ongoing campaign to spread the news about things you can do to help restore the Rocky River! We are asking you to Take Action: In Your Yard, By Your Backyard Streams, and In Your Community to benefit the Rocky River and its tributaries.


Pledge to take watershed friendly actions in your yard and actions in your community to become a Rocky River Watershed Champion and earn your very own Rocky River Watershed Champion sign for your yard! The signs measure 8" x 8" and come with a metal stake for placement in your yard.


The pledge form can be filled out by requesting a paper form by emailing  Participants who send a picture of their Champions sign installed in their yard will be entered to win their choice of a rain barrel or a native seed packet!

Thanks To Our Sponsors and Partners

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