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Ohio Watershed Network

Ohio State University Extension

Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.

Watersheds: 
Chagrin River Watershed
Counties: 
Lake, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage
Contact Name: 
Heather Elmer
Job Title: 
Director
Address: 

P.O. Box 229
Willoughby, OH 44064

Phone: 
(440) 975-3870
Fax: 
(440) 975-3865
Website: 
HUC: 
04110003 020, 04110003 030

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.

HUC8: 
04110003
HUC11: 
04110003020
04110003030