EarthEcho Water Quality Test Kits
EarthEcho International, the environmental education and youth leadership organization founded by explorer and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau Jr., is helping support the efforts of Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners (TCWP) to empower the next generation of water scientists and stewards with a donation of water quality test kits through the EarthEcho Water Challenge. These test kits will enable young people working with TCWP to sample the waters of the Tinker’s Creek watershed for a core set of water quality parameters including temperature, pH (acidity), turbidity (clarity) and dissolved oxygen (DO).
Great Lakes Restoration Grant from Ohio EPA
Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners (TCWP) has been awarded a $191,500 Great Lakes Restoration grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United State Environmental Protection Agency. Funds will be used to restore instream habitat to a historically channelized portion of Tinker’s Creek, plant native species along its banks, remove invasive species, and restore natural flow.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Service Agreement
NEORSD has entered into contract with TCWP in the amount of $40,000 to support stormwater and water quality efforts in the watershed communities. A portion of this service agreement will provide funding for the watershed coordinator and other contracted positions that helped TCWP serve our communities. This service agreement will also help fund educational outreach to public officials and collaboration efforts to conserve important land parcels.