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Volunteers are needed to pick up streamside trash. As in the past, we will meet at the Coe Lake Gazebo (behind Berea City Hall) on Saturday, May 19th from 8-11 a.m. for this year's clean up of the east branch of the Rocky River that runs through the City of Berea.

  • Refreshments will be provided for volunteers
  • Dress for the weather
  • Wear long sleeved shirts and pants
  • Boots or work shoes and work gloves are recommended
  • Bags will be provided
  • Children under age 18 must have adult supervision

This event is co-sponsored by the City of Berea and Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, in cooperation with the cities of Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Rocky River & the Rocky River Watershed Council. 

Rain Gardens

Blossoming as storm water management tools across the country, rain gardens are hard working gardens that capture and slowly release rain water into the ground lessening the burden on our storm water infrastructure and aiding water quality and water quantity problems.

In its simplest form, rain gardens are shallow depressions in the ground, landscaped with a permeable soil replacement mix and planted with grasses, forbs & shrubs that can withstand wet-dry cycles.  Rain gardens collect storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs and driveways and allow rain water to percolate into the ground.  Water can be routed to rain gardens by either disconnecting downspouts or simply capturing overland flow of water before it leaves your property.

Download Berea Rain Garden Brochure

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