The Village of Chagrin Falls Stabilizes Eroding Bank of the Chagrin River
Chagrin Falls Village, OH; September 30, 2019: With $88,800 in funding from an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency 319 grant, and $59,200 provided as match by Village of Chagrin Falls 250 feet of severely eroding streambank were stabilized along the Chagrin River in fall 2017. Four bendway weirs, rock structures that extend into the stream to direct flows away from banks; and toe stone protection were installed to reduce extreme streambank erosion. This project also involved regrading the streambanks to a gentler, more stable slope, and excavating the adjacent riparian area to increase floodplain water storage. Native vegetation was planted along the streambank and in the floodplain in spring 2019.
Sediment is a major cause of impairment in the Chagrin River. Excessive sediment degrades habitat for fish and aquatic insects, decreases water clarity, and acts as a mode of transport for phosphorous and other pollutants to Lake Erie. Stabilizing this section of eroding streambank is expected to reduce the amount of sediment entering the Chagrin River by 65 tons each year. This project restores floodplain access, reduces sediment pollution, and improves water quality both at the project area and further downstream.
The Village contracted with Davey Resource Group and Mark’s Construction, a design-build team of environmental scientists, engineers, and contractors, to complete this restoration work. Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. (CRWP), a nonprofit organization that provides technical assistance to the communities and park districts that drain to the Chagrin River, is also assisting Chagrin Falls Village with this project.
Interested citizens are invited to a tour of the project site on October 17, 2019 at 3 pm. CRWP, Davey Resource Group, and Village staff will lead the tour and share more information on the project at this time. The tour will be held at Meadow Lane Waste-Water Treatment Plant at 301 Meadow Lane, Chagrin Falls, 44022. Please register at:
This project was financed in part through a grant from the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, under the provisions of Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act.
For More Information, contact
Rob Jamieson, Village of Chagrin Falls (440) 247-5050
Mayor Bill Tomko, Village of Chagrin Falls (440) 247-5050
Kristen Hebebrand, Project Manager (440)-975-3870
The Village of Chagrin Falls has switched the schedule for the Household Hazardous Waste & Special Item Drop-Off. This event is for Village of Chagrin Falls residents ONLY. You will be required to present your ID at time of drop-off.
The 2019 schedule will be:
Household Hazardous Waste & Special Item Drop-Off (HHW & SIDO)
September 7, 2019 – 9:00am – 2:00pm – Service Garage, 240 Solon Road – HHW & SIDO ONLY
October 19, 2019-9:00am-12:00pm- Federated Church-76 Bell St- PAPER SHREDDING ONLY
December 7, 2019 – 9:00am – 2:00pm – Service Garage, 240 Solon Road – HHW & SIDO ONLY
The 2020 Schedule will be:
March 7, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm – Service Garage, 240 Solon Rd – HHW & SIDO & PAPER SHREDDING
June 2, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm – Service Garage, 240 Solon Rd – HHW & SIDO ONLY
September 5, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm – Service Garage, 240 Solon Rd – HHW & SIDO & PAPER SHREDDING
December 5, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm – Service Garage, 240 Solon Rd – HHW & SIDO ONLY
Please contact the Service Department if you have any questions, 440-247-5053
ARBOR DAY CEREMONY – 2019
The Village of Chagrin Falls would like to invite the community to the annual Arbor Day Ceremony on SATURDAY, APRIL 27th at 10:00 a.m. in Riverside Park on North Main Street. Arbor Day is an international event held to commemorate the importance of trees in our communities.
This event will feature 100 red buckeye saplings to be given out during your Arbor Day festivities from CEI Forestry Services. An informative program will be given by Chagrin Falls Street Department and Shade Tree Commission on proper Tree Planting, Mulching and Girdling Roots. The session will cover preparing the planting site, selecting the proper tree and shrubs for the proper planting area, and caring for your new plantings. We will go over mulching technics and girdled roots, what to do and not to do. Come rain or shine we will have a tent setup. All residents and interested persons are welcome to attend.
See you there!
Workshop – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Township Hall, 83 North Main Street, Chagrin Falls OH 44022
Learn about: Site Selection, sizing, digging, planting & maintenance