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Friends of Chippewa Creek

Friends of Chippewa Creek is a group of residents, homeowners, and landowners who are working to preserve and protect the watershed of Chippewa Creek -- its headwaters, riparian zones, and wetlands -- as a high quality natural resource.

Residents may be familiar with the downstream areas of Chippewa Creek in the Brecksville Reservation of the  Cleveland Metroparks near its confluence with the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Residents may be less familiar, however, with the headwaters and upstream areas of Chippewa Creek, which lie in  North Royalton.

Vision of the Future -- Chippewa Creek Watershed Partners (CCWP)
Vision of the Future -- Chippewa Creek Land Conservancy (CCLC)


Why Protect Chippewa Creek?

The water quality of Chippewa Creek, listed by the Ohio EPA as one of the highest quality tributaries of the Cuyahoga River, is suffering degradation from the increasing effects of urban development.   

The headwaters of Chippewa Creek (behind the Avalon Center at State and Wallings) contain Class 3 Wetlands the most sensitive on pristine, never deforested lands. 
Greenspace preservation and passive recreation (a network of trails, viewing platforms, and interpretive centers) would improve the quality of life for present residents and future generations. 
Preserving Chippewa Creek greenspace would mitigate flooding problems that have plagued the City in recent years, with expenses as high as $1 million per year.  
Chippewa Creek headwaters and watershed constitute one of the last remaining greenspaces in the northern City, which is approaching build-out and is therefore most deserving of the benefits afforded by greenspace preservation.     

Friends of Chippewa Creek:
3855 Wallings Road,
North Royalton, OH 44133

Preservation of Greenspace for the Public Good
The following entities support the preservation of greenspace for the public good especially headwaters, watersheds, riparian zones, and wetlands and in many cases specifically those of Chippewa Creek:
  • City of North Royalton (Master Plan)
  • Cities of North Royalton, Broadview Heights, and Brecksville (Balanced Growth Initiative)
  • Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan (Balanced Growth Initiative)
  • Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (Balanced Growth Initiative)
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park District (Balanced Growth Initiative) 
  • Cleveland MetroParks (Balanced Growth Initiative)
  • Cuyahoga County Planning Commission (Greenspace Plan)
  • Ohio EPA (Clean Ohio Fund) 

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