Virtual Estuary Tour with Dr. Roy Larick

When: June 25th, 7-8:30pm

Virtual Estuary Tour

Join Doan Brook Watershed Partnership and Dr. Roy Larick of Bluestone Heights for a virtual tour of several, local Lake Erie estuaries.

Lake Erie’s surface level has risen naturally for several thousand years. As a result, small shoreline ravines have been inundated to form drowned valley estuaries. At these important habitats, lake and stream waters mix and local ecology is diversified. Most small estuaries on Lake Erie’s shoreline have been filled in but two survive in Bratenahl: those of Dugway and Nine Mile creeks. While we had hoped to visit these concealed confluences via a bike tour in June, our video allows you to explore estuarine Bratenahl without breaking a sweat, or shuffling through poison ivy, or swatting mosquitoes! More importantly, together, we will learn about the unique geology, ecology and conservation efforts focused on these priority watershed sites.

We are working with local videographer, Brad Masi, to edit and produce the video. Our plan is to host a live watch party on Zoom to debut the estuary video followed immediately by a digital Q&A session with DBWP and Bluestone Heights. This watch party will take place on June 25th from 7-8:30pm. A video camera is not necessary to participate as we will not be displaying the video feeds of participants. Register using the form on this page to receive the Zoom invite before the event.

If you are unable to join us on June 25th do not fret – the video will be made publicly available immediately thereafter.

For additional information contact Andrew at 231-942-8074 or


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