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. 



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 inThe Yellow Creek Watershed Action Plan created by the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO).

​​​State of the Watershed


The Friends of Yellow Creek hosted a State of the Watershed program Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 PM at the University of Akron Field Station followed by refreshments at the Regal Beagle.


Below are PDFs of the presentations from that evening.

Tom Doran, presented a history of the Friends of Yellow Creek 

Marty Murphy presented stream flow fluctuations and measurements at various locations within the watershed. 

Adam Delaney reviewed stream monitoring he has been doing for his thesis at the University of Akron.

Brenda McShaffrey introduced the formation of the Yellow Creek Foundation.​


Current Activities

There are many ways to become involved with the Friends of Yellow Creek. Click below to learn more about our ongoing projects.

Water Quality Monitoring

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

Community Outreach

Watershed Conservancy

Past Activities

Over the Years, the FOYC has been involved in projects that have educated the residents of the watershed.


Stream Naming

Rain Gardens

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