This spring, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership and Dr. Roy Larick of Bluestone Heights produced a filmed tour of several Lake Erie esutaries with the help of local videographer Brad Masi.

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. Together we will learn about the unique geology, ecology and conservation efforts focused on these priority watershed sites.

Additionally, we recorded the Q&A session from our Zoom watch party where we debuted the video.