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22nd Annual Big Creek Watershed Cleanup
Big Creek Connects and Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District with the support of community stakeholders host the 22nd annual cleanup. Volunteers needed to pick up stream-side trash at 3 sites:
Cleveland Metroparks’ Monday Meetup presentation
Big Creek Bus Tour & Stream Monitoring Program – Details
Big Creek Watershed Cleanup
River Day 2019: Where Big Creek meets the Cuyahoga River
Big Creek Watershed Balanced Growth Partnership Meeting
Monday MeetUp: What's Up with Big Creek
Big Creek Ramble: Ohio City Bicycle Co-op Social Ride Tour of Big Creek
Big Creek Watershed Clean-Up
Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference
In 2017 the GM Foundation and Parma’s Metal Center awarded $10,000 in grants to BCC through its Community Grants program.
Big Creek Non-Point Source Implementation Strategic (NPS-IS) Plan approved by the Ohio EPA and this week by the US EPA. See the plan.
In the news - media coverage:
"Brooklyn Intermediate School students study Stickney Creek water quality," John Benson, Cleveland.com, Oct. 1, 2018.
"Big Creek Watershed Clean Up scheduled for June 2 in Parma and Parma Heights," John Benson, Cleveland.com, May 25, 2018.
"Big Creek Connects' efforts with the environment receive additional funding and recognition," Lynette Filips, Old Brooklyn News, Spring 2018.
"Brooklyn Intermediate School students take scientific field trip to Stickney Creek," John Benson, Cleveland.com, Oct. 2, 2017.
"Parma, Brooklyn stormwater issues examined by Chinese officials." Mark Holan, Cleveland.com, July 31, 2017.
"Parma, Brooklyn volunteers help clean up Big Creek watershed," Mark Holan, Cleveland.com, June 4, 2017.
"Parma Boy Scouts and hockey team members help clean up Big Creek watershed," Mark Holan, Cleveland.com, June 6, 2016.
"Brooklyn's Big Creek watershed gets a 'clean sweep' by volunteers," Mark Holan, Cleveland.com, June 5, 2016.
"Big Creek bike-pedestrian greenway eyed for vicinity of abandoned 'Parma Freeway'," Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer: May 8, 2015, p. A1.
"Brooklyn seventh graders learn about stream assessment in Big Creek," Mark Holan, Cleveland.com, Sept. 28, 2014.
"Trail and greenway planners envision a greener, healthier, more connected future for Cuyahoga County," Steven Litt, cleveland.com: June 13, 2014.
"The Friends of Big Creek take a hike and explore the Oxbow area, " By Mark Holan, Special to the Sun News, March 17, 2014.
"Big and small projects try to channel the results of increasing floods," by Karen Schaefer, WKSU Public Radio, August 13, 2013.
"I Did It: Created a watershed group for Big Creek; Small acts for Big Creek," GreenCityBlueLake, February, 2013.
"Friends of Big Creek bring native plants to Parma High," Jack Marschall (Jack's Corner), January 10, 2013, Parma Sun Post.
"Preserving the past, preserving the future: Historical home being restored, sold to preserve Big Creek land," July 17, 2011, by Jaime Anton, The Post.
"Preservation group rehabbing historical North Royalton home on Ridge Road," July 7, 2011, by Sara Macho, Sun News.
"Brooklyn Big Creek Watershed Clean Up turns into fun for volunteers and boy scouts," June 11, 2011, by Mark Holan, Sun News.
"Hikers explore Parma conservation area: West Creek Committee, city share ownership after purchase from Busch family."
"Brook Park considers plan to improve Big Creek watershed"
"Parma should preserve land, add storm water detention at Parmatown, study says"
"Parma Heights passes resolution for balanced growth initiative"
"Group is promoting a cleaner watershed."
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Watershed Grant
FOBC is proud to announce qualification and receipt of a Watershed Grant for the fourth year under this program. We are pleased to be a project partner in this program and look forward to contributing to NEORSD's goals for sustainable stormwater management and infrastructure solutions.
Acceptance of the The Big Creek Greenway Trail Alignment and Neighborhood
Connector Plan by the Brooklyn City Council.
Master Plan Report
February 2009 - prepared by the Floyd Browne Group [17.4MB pdf ]
Adoption of the Lower Big Creek Valley
Greenway Redevelopment & Restoration
Plan by the Cleveland City Planning Commission
Thanks to all the contributing partners and all who have stood in support of this plan that is so important to Cleveland, the Brooklyn Centre and Old Brooklyn neighborhoods, and to the Big Creek watershed. The plan will be added to the update of the city master plan (Connecting Cleveland 2020 Citywide Plan). It is a major step toward the next phases: funding, engineering, construction and more.
Lower Big Creek Valley Greenway Redevelopment & Restoration
The plan presents "a new vision for the Valley Greenway. The creation of this vision incorporates detailed future land use, public access, infrastructure, ecological restoration and environmental regeneration, open space and trail linkages and economic development concepts."
One: 1. Introduction; 2. Valley Resources; 3. Public Involvement;
4. Trail Route Alternatives; 5. Trail & Greenway Concept (Upland
& Valley Trail Descriptions (19MB)
August 10, 2007 - Trail Alignment Study - TLCI Grant awarded
The Big Creek Greenway Trail Alignment and Neighborhood Connector
Plan will examine potential linkages with surrounding neighborhoods
as well as Brooklyn municipal/office/retail areas. The all purpose
trail network will provide a safe alternative mode of transportation
for its users and identify opportunities for interpretive exhibits
and ecological restoration.
May 7, 2007 - Watershed Management Plan - CMAG Grant awarded
Old Brooklyn News June 2008 [pdf 8.6MB]
Archive coverage in the Sun News:
BIG CREEK WATERSHED BALANCED GROWTH PLAN - 2010