TCWP has been active in our watershed communities this autumn. We've continued to work with each of our communities to understand their priorities and where we can be most effective.
This season included some of our larger events, the watershed festival and the first annual Ale Drinkers for Tinker's!
We partnered with the City of Twinsburg for a citywide clean-up day and watershed festival. Residents pulled dozens of bags of trash out of our watershed to be disposed of properly. We had two local boy scout troops placing decals on storm drains as well, if you live on one of the streets they visited, send us a picture!
TCWP secured a grant with the Cuyahoga River Restoration that allowed us to give away over 100 trees this day! If you took one home from our festival, we hope you send us a picture as the trees grow. Thank you for being such great watershed stewards!
Did you catch us out in the stream this summer? TCWP participated in stream clean up days in the watershed! These are fun, family-friendly events that get everyone out in their boots! We host stream clean ups and partner with other organizations to serve the watershed. These events bring dozens of trash bags out of the streams, reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in the Cuyahoga and ultimately Lake Erie.
TCWP partnered in the watershed next door for Gilmour Academy's "Day in the Park" where botanist Kate Chapel taught middle school students how to use a dichotomous key to identify trees on their campus. TCWP also worked with Twinsburg High School to teach students about watersheds and the ecosystem services they provide.
Have a class that would like a similar activity? Just give us a call in the office at 330-963-6243.