Big Creek Watershed
Balanced Growth Plan Partners

Big Creek Connects and Ohio Balanced Growth brochures

April 5, 2017, Parma

  • Welcome
    • The Honorable Timothy J. DeGeeter, Mayor of Parma
    • Gayle Albers, Manager, Watershed Stewardship Center

  • Regional Stormwater Management Program: Big Creek Spillway Stabilization; Columbo Park Big Creek Restoration; Completion of Chevrolet Blvd. Stormwater Detention Basin
    Matt Scharver, Senior Watershed Team Leader, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

  • Balanced Growth Plan and Non-point Source Implementation Plan Updates
    Bob Gardin, Executive Director, Big Creek Connects; William Carlson, Water Resources Specialist, Tetra Tech Consultants; Peter Bode, Central Lake Erie Project Manager, West Creek Conservancy

  • Showcasing Balanced Growth Related Projects in Partnership Communities
    • Brook Park – Bob Gardin, Big Creek Connects
    • Brooklyn – The Honorable Katie Gallagher, Mayor
    • Cleveland – Rachid Zoghaib, Commissioner, Division of Water Pollution Control; Jennifer Heard, Chief Civil Engineer, Division of Water Pollution Control
    • Parma – The Honorable Timothy DeGeeter, Mayor
    • Parma Heights – Joseph E. Sebes, Director, Community & Economic Development

    Jennifer Heard, Cleveland Water Pollution Control
    Jennifer Heard, Cleveland Water Pollution Control

Big Creek Watershed cities in the Ohio Balanced Growth Community:
Brook Park
Parma Heights

Big Creek Watershed Balanced Growth Plan

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Executive Summary

Introduction | Goals & Project Scope |Balanced Growth Initiative | Watersheds | The Cuyahoga River Watershed |
Big Creek Watershed Characteristics

Creating the Plan | Community Issues | Critical Natural Features in the Big Creek Watershed | Identifying PCAs & PDAs

Conservation via Stormwater Retrofits

Tools for Watershed Stewardship

Appendix A. Demographics, Land Use and Developement of the Big Creek Watershed

Appendix B. Big Creek Watershed Wetlands Analysis 2008

Appendix C. Outline of a Watershed Plan (Big Creek Watershed Action Plan - 319 Appendix 8 Elements and GAP List)

Big Creek Stormwater Retrofit Ranking Project

Download the Summary Report (22MB)



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Ohio's Balanced Growth