P.O. Box 229
Willoughby, OH 44064
The Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. is a non-profit educational and technical organization formed in 1996 by 16 watershed communities to support their efforts to protect their natural resources as land uses continue to become more intense. Today CRWP represents 35 townships, counties, cities, and park districts or approximately 91% of the Chagrin River watershed.
Communities join CRWP due to concerns over rising infrastructure costs and threats to public and private property created by the loss of natural resource functions and subsequent increases in flooding, erosion, and water quality problems. Through CRWP members share information and work together to address local and watershed concerns.
CRWP's structure enables the organization to respond directly to the needs of elected officials and their engineers, planners, law directors, and other professional advisors by helping them to update comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, and other programs guiding land development. CRWP has assisted communities by introducing innovative practices that maintain natural resource functions and prevent or minimize flooding, erosion, and water quality problems. These practices include CRWP's recommended watershed management tools for riparian and wetland setbacks, improved erosion and sediment control, and storm water management.