Learn about Westlake's improvements to watersheds and wetlands

Westlake was awarded a grant from the Ohio EPA to retrofit the Columbia Creek basin, above, and the Cahoon Creek basin to improve water quality.

The recent yucky, soupy, green glop in Lake Erie near Toledo caused by large blooms of toxin‑carrying algae that contaminated potable water certainly is a wake‑up call. Our watersheds, our rivers, streams and wetlands need protection before it’s too late.

How is the City of Westlake improving storm water runoff, urban runoff and nonpoint source pollution before it reaches Lake Erie? Are you familiar with the Cahoon and Columbia Creek Wetland Restoration Project or the Southbridge Retention Basin? What are White Amur fish and what do they do? And most importantly, what can we do to help?

For answers to these questions and much more – including a slide presentation of remarkable “before” and “after” photos – join the Westlake Garden Club on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m., at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, for a special program on Westlake’s watershed stewardship techniques presented by the City of Westlake’s Director of Engineering, Robert P. Kelly, P.E., and Wesley Davis, EIT, Storm Water Discharge Coordinator.

Clean, healthy watersheds depend on an informed public to make the right decisions when it comes to the environment. Take advantage of this opportunity to become so informed by attending this free program. Light refreshments will be served.

Regina McCarthy

President of the Westlake Garden Club

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Volume 6, Issue 22, Posted 9:37 AM, 10.28.2014