Cuyahoga River Restoration

(Cuyahoga River Community Planning)

Restoring, revitalizing and protecting the Cuyahoga River watershed

BIG CREEK is the third-largest tributary of the lower Cuyahoga River, flowing 12 miles before joining the Cuyahoga at a point 7.4 miles above the mouth of the river where it empties into Lake Erie in Cleveland.

The watershed drains 39 square miles from 7 municipalities (Cleveland, Brooklyn, Linndale, Parma, Parma Heights, Brook Park, and North Royalton).

It is the most severely urbanized sub watershed (52% impervious).

Big Creek Connects (formerly Friends of Big Creek) is the watershed stewardship organization that cares for the watershed and is implementing its Balanced Growth Plan, Trail Alignment and Neighborhood Connector Plan, and a range of restoration projects and activities. Learn more at their website.


Cuyahoga River Restoration

c/o Cuyahoga River Community Planning
1299 Superior Ave. E • Cleveland, OH 44114
216-241-2414 •