Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Watershed Events & Opportunities

Monday, February 12, 2018

Annual Doan Brook Stream Sweep

April 21 and April 22 1 pm - 3 pm

Community members are invited once again to celebrate Earth Day and make a difference by volunteering for the annual Doan Brook Stream Sweep, to be held in Cleveland’s historic Rockefeller Park on Saturday, April 21, and throughout the Shaker parklands on Sunday, April 22. Both clean-up sessions will run from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Litter such as plastic bags, bottles, food wrappers, Styrofoam, and coffee cups wash down storm drains that connect to local streams and rivers – ultimately ending up in Lake Erie, our source of drinking water. Individuals, families, and community groups will have the chance to get a little wet, a little dirty, and have a lot of fun pulling trash and debris from the stream corridor or pulling invasive garlic mustard from the surrounding banks.

Volunteers will meet at Rockefeller Park Lagoon Gazebo in University Circle near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and East 105th Street on Saturday, April 21. On Sunday, April 22, volunteers will meet at the corner of East 127th Street and Fairhill Road. Parking for Saturday at Rockefeller Park is available near the tennis courts or at the VA hospital garage. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, as well as refreshments. Warm clothing and waterproof boots are recommended.

For more information or to register contact Andrew at 216-325-7781 or klooster@doanbrookpartnership.org. Online registration is available on our homepage at doanbrookpartnership.org. Advance registration is encouraged, especially for large groups.

The Doan Brook Stream Sweep is sponsored by the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, Case Western Reserve University Student Sustainability Center, the Larchmere Community Association, and Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. This year, our April 21st clean-up at Rockefeller Park will be included in the 2018 Great Cleveland Clean-Up effort led by The Litterbugz - which will see volunteers deployed throughout Cleveland in an attempt to rid the city of litter. For information about these additional clean-up efforts check out The Litterbugz website.