TCWP Awarded Funds for Stream Restoration Planning

Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners (TCWP) has been awarded a $50,000 Cuyahoga AOC Habitat Restoration Project Planning grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Funds will be used to create restoration plans for habitat restoration projects in the watershed.

Four projects have been identified in Hudson, Streetsboro, and Warrensville Heights based on the Tinker’s Creek Watershed Action Plan (WAP), a state endorsed document that identifies the issues in the watershed and projects to improve watershed conditions. TCWP will work with watershed community to identify three additional projects to receive restoration planning.

Full press release can be found here.

 

Free Workshop: New Year – New Yard: Alternatives to the ‘perfect’ green lawn

Join TCWP and NEO PIPE on Tuesday, March 31 6:30 pm in Beachwood, Ohio as we host a special presentation, “New Year – New Yard: Alternatives to the ‘perfect’ green lawn” with guest speaker/author Anita Sanchez.  Attendees will receive great freebies such as soil testing kits and seeds! Register with Mary at or [email protected]

For more information, click HERE.

 

2015 Ohio Stormwater Conference Registration Now Open!

May 6-8, 2015
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Sandusky, Ohio

Visit the Conference Website by clicking here

The 2015 Ohio Conference is once again presented by the Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and the Ohio Stormwater Association. This is the premier stormwater conference for the State of Ohio and region.  The Conference is expected to be the biggest one yet with over 80 exhibitors and 75 speakers over six tracks of concurrent sessions.

The Ohio Stormwater Conference will provide up to 12 hours of continuing education credit as well as opportunities to earn more hours through the Wednesday tours.

Please view online this year’s Registration Packet by clicking here.

The tracks of concurrent sessions, which include:

  • Watershed Planning, Implementation and Restoration
  • Stormwater and MS4 Program Management
  • Monitoring, Modeling and Research
  • Stormwater Practice Planning and Design
  • Industrial Stormwater Management
  • Legal Issues in Stormwater and Watershed Management
  • Managing Stormwater in Transportation Projects
  • Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows

Opening Speaker: Karl Gebhardt joined the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in April 2014 and will coordinate efforts addressing water quality resource issues related to harmful algae and other nutrient issues affecting Lake Erie and Ohio’s inland waters.

Keynote Speaker: G. Tracy Mehan, III is national Source Water Protection Coordinator for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law.

Early-Bird Registration ends April 15, 2015

Cost: $195 Early registration ($245 after May 15th, 2014)
$95 Student Registration
$95 Scholarship Registration

May 6th, 2015 – CESSWI Review Class, $350 per person
May 6th, 2015 – Conference Tours (see website for more information)
May 7th, 2015 – All four EnvioCert Exams, $100 per person.
May 7th – 8th, 20125 – Conference Sessions.

Last year’s event sold out with over 660 attendees, register early to ensure you have a spot for this year’s conference!!!

For questions, please contact Harry Stark at [email protected]

 

9th Annual Tinker’s Creek Watershed Festival

 

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September 20, 2014

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gazebo Green, Hudson, Ohio

 

Thank you to the 500 plus attendees at the watershed festival! This year’s festival was in collaboration with the City of Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC) Green on the Green Day event. We had over 40 exhibitors at the event that interacted with attendees on topics from keeping our streams clean to reducing waste.

 

The event also included a rain barrel workshop and live music. Memberships with TCWP will also be available at the event.

 

2014 Ohio Stormwater Conference-June 4-6, 2014

 

 

Thank you to all the exhibitors, presenters, and attendees that made the Conference a success!

 

The 2014 Conference in Akron, broke all the records of the past conferences. The conference kicked off on June 4 with six tours, the greatest number yet at the conference, of stormwater and restoration practices in NEO. The conference had a record setting 88 exhibitors, 85 presenters, and 661 attendees.

 

Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners would to thank all of those that bid at the silent auction and on the 50/50 raffle to help support our work.

 

The  five tracks of concurrent sessions included:

  • Watershed Planning, Implementation and Restoration
  • Stormwater and MS4 Program Management
  • Monitoring, Modeling and Research
  • Stormwater Practice Planning and Design
  • Additional Presentations and Posters of Interest

Please refer to the website (www.ohiostormcon.com) for more detailed information on the tracks and submission requirements.

 

Please contact Harry Stark at [email protected] or at 216-385-5248 with any questions.

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Beachwood 2015 Rain barrel workshop announcement– April 20, 2015
 

 

TCWP Board Meetings

 

All 2014 meetings start at 6pm unless otherwise noted..

Annual Meeting, December 11, 6 p.m., Barlow Community Center

Updates and Information

 

2013 TCWP Community Membership Form

2013 Ohio Stormwater Conference

NEO Sierra Club Water Monitoring Training

2012 Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners Annual Report

Highlights of Tinker’s Creek

Davey Resource Group
EnviroScience

 

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