Watershed Services

Homeowners have a direct impact on our local environment. Discover how you can get involved.

Help us Steward the Lake Erie Watershed!

Recognizing the importance of clean water in our daily lives underscores the need for sustainable practices and responsible action from homeowners. A collective effort to mitigate pollutant loading in streams is essential for ensuring the long-term health of both our watersheds and the communities that depend on these vital water sources.

Why Should You Care?

Simple actions you can take around your house can . . .

  • Reduce the sediment and yard chemicals that run off properties and pollute our streams and drinking water sources.
  • Alleviate costly flood damage due to increased frequency and severity of storms.
  • Increase the Quality of Life and economic impact of a strong and healthy urban ecosystem.

As a homeowner, you have a direct impact on our local environment which plays a crucial role in protecting and restoring healthy soil and water resources.  Your efforts to protect and restore healthy soil and water resources contribute to the broader social goals of environmental sustainability, community well-being, and long-term resilience against climate change. 

How We Help Protect Our Watershed

Here’s How We Can Help:*

  • Assess minor drainage and yard flooding issues.
  • Consult on Green infrastructure projects like rain gardens, rain barrels, permeable pavement.
  • Purchase property containing riparian corridors and wetlands.
  • Advise on repairing riparian buffers and minor stream erosion.
  • Recommend native plants for landscaping that benefit the local ecology.
  • Educate homeowners’ associations on naturalizing common area and green spaces.
  • Lead riparian cleanups– A.K.A. River Sweeps.
  • Educate groups (students, families, employees) about watershed management practices.
  • Create Conservation Easements on properties with riparian corridors and wetlands.

We Cannot Provide:

  • Landscaping services
  • Tree removal services
  • Stream Bank Stabilize services
  • Formal written reports, drawings, or plans of recommendations.

Visit Our Partners for Other Available Homeowner Services

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Together we can improve stormwater management, wetland conservation, and ecological restoration.

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Disclaimer: The information provided by West Creek Conservancy are intended exclusively for general educational and informational purposes and are not intended to be a substitute for professional design and implementation services. Any stormwater management practice should be installed with the consultation of an experienced professional who will assess and help implement specific strategies and practices.

You acknowledge that you assume the entire risk of loss in using any information provided by West Creek Conservancy and that it cannot be held responsible for any damages arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the information provided by West Creek Conservancy.

West Creek Conservancy makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, and specifically disclaims all liabilities and warranties, express, implied, or statutory, regarding the accuracy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information provided by West Creek Conservancy.

The information provided by West Creek Conservancy does not in any way replace or supersede any municipal, county, state, or federal requirements or regulations related to stormwater management. You should check with all appropriate regulatory authorities before relying upon information provided by West Creek Conservancy to plan or implement any and all stormwater management practices on your property.