Yellow Creek Watershed Communities

Akron City
Bath Township
Copley Township
Cuyahoga Falls City
Fairlawn City
Granger Township
Richfield Township
Richfield Village
Sharon Township
A watershed is the land-area basin that drains into a body of water.  The Yellow Creek watershed is located north west of Akron and south of Cleveland Ohio.

Yellow Creek and its North Fork are about 17 miles long.  The watershed covers  31 square miles.  Yellow Creek  drains east into the Cuyahoga River.  

About Us

The Friends of Yellow Creek began as the Yellow Creek Watershed Committee.  It was created in January, 2006, by a Resolution of Bath Township as a citizen group to ensure the preservation and protection of the Yellow Creek and its tributaries. It is guided by the strategies in The Yellow Creek Watershed Action Plan created by the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (“NEFCO”).

Yellow Creek Watershed

Riparian Corridors

Map of the Watershed Communities

Stream Naming Project 

19 Stream Names Identified! 


The Yellow Creek watershed covers parts of  9 communities, with varying land use patterns from agriculture to large retail shopping areas to trucking terminals to upscale residential development.  Shown above are riparian corridors and flood plains


Project ReLeaf

Trees are good for our streams and they enhance our lives.  Learn more!

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Hot Topics & Projects
Home Sewage Treatment
Rain Gardens
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Friends of Yellow Creek

Northeast Ohio

Mission Statement

To preserve, protect and enhance the aesthetic, physical, and biological integrity of the Yellow Creek Watershed. 


This mission shall be accomplished through actions such as monitoring, education, conservation and restoration. 

Welcome to the Friends of Yellow Creek web site! 

Yellow Creek is a tributary of the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio.  It has been rated as one of only two high water-quality tributaries of the Cuyahoga River, but it is also threatened by effects of development.  Recent data indicate that water quality may be declining.

As described in the Mission statement, the Friends of Yellow Creek aim to help in the effort to preserve the good, remediate the bad, and educate.