The Rocky River Watershed Council 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.
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 Kids sizes!
Don't have your size, or want a different color? Pre-order for future shipments on our Contact page above.
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BOCK for the ROCK: Summer of River <3 Kickoff Event!
We are launching RRWC's Summer of River ❤️ with Bock for the Rock, a fundraiser for the Rocky River Watershed Council that combines River Stewardship Workshops, Lunch on the River, membership in RRWC + an early afternoon Beer Tasting with Blue Heron Brewery.
Come join us on the morning of Sunday May 16 at this gorgeous location in Medina County, site of the headwaters of the Rocky's West Branch. Plan to arrive by 10am to take-in majestic views of the Rocky River headwaters. Workshops will begin shortly thereafter with a goal to provide you the knowledge you need to become a Rocky River Watershed Steward including:
-Water Quality Testing (chemical and macro invertebrate)
-Invasive ID & Removal
-Kids Workshop targeted at 12 and under youth
All workshops will be hosted OUTSIDE at Austin Badger Park, within a 5 minute walk of the Brewery. You can choose one to participate in when you register.
These workshop topics will be repeated at locations in and along the entirety of the Rocky River watershed through October 1, 2021 as part of the Summer of River ❤️.
Cost to Register for May 16 Bock for the Rock:
-$15 for students & seniors
-$25 for adults
-Registrants 20 and under are free. If you are close to that age, please be prepared to show your Drivers License for age verification.
(registration link to follow to all RSVPS)
Become a Rocky River
Watershed Champion Today!
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 online here, or you can request a paper form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!