Effective 9/25/2020 – 10/24/2020 Direct Energy/Integrity Marketing Solutions Mr. Adam Podolak and Mr. Bryce Klanac have obtained a permit to Solicit in the Village of Chippewa Lake offering energy sales to our residents.

In accordance with the STL mini grant from Dominion energy and WRLC, I have put together a Rain Garden workshop.

I’m opening this workshop up to residents of the Chippewa Lake area first and foremost, because I want the benefits of these gardens to help Chippewa Lake, since STL is the reason for this grant and workshop.

This is a digital workshop with a packet that gets mailed out to those who register. This seemed like the best solution to work around COVID restrictions.

It includes:

  • Links to the online tutorials:
    • 2 hour tutorial: How a rain garden works & how to build one
    • 2 short digital rain garden tours
    • A percolation test video
  • Native Seeds Packet
  • 3 Booklets:
    • A Rain Garden Manual
    • Wildflowers of Ohio Guide
    • Flowers for Butterflies Guide
  • Rain Garden Design Examples
  • One page: How to Size and Dig your garden
  • Graph paper for designing your garden
  • Native flowers list
  • And of course, we at SWCD are always available for consultations.

Registration opens August 3rd to the Chippewa Lake community and then August 10th to the general population.

Thank you for securing this grant and making this possible. I’m glad to work with you all in an effort to improve the watershed.

~ Abby Costilow


Lafayette Township Fire Dept.  

Chippewa Lake Lions

Chippewa Lake Water Ski Show Team

Chippewa Lake Pride Program & Gardeners  Club

Chippewa Lake Park Memories

Chippewa Lake Bird Watchers


The ski team is always looking for new members – skiers, spotters,drivers, sound technicians, show actors, announcers, set up, etc. No experience is necessary and safety is always our first concern. Home Team practices are held at Chippewa Lake every Thursday night from 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. – 12p.m. The Home Team season will begin on May 21st and they will be performing two Home Team Shows throughout the year at Chippewa Lake.

Those interested should contact our membership Director, Teri Fetherolf-Bailey at 330-769-1520.


Lions Club is selling US Flags. See attachment. All flags are made in the USA. To order contact President Mike Ross at 330.475.9183.  Click HERE for details.

The Lions Club’s objective is to serve community needs. They are requesting input from our community on suggested projects or services that are needed in Chippewa, which could be undertaken by Lions Club members. An example might be painting of street signs, park benches, etc. Please feel free to forward any of your ideas to me, and I will present them to the members at the next meeting. Better yet, feel free to join us at the next meeting.

The Chippewa Lake Lions Club is part of the International Association of Lion’s Club. Eye care and research are the main functions of Lion’s International. Our local Club assists people who need help with purchasing eyeglasses. We also try to assist local residents who are in need. This past Christmas we gave 40 families in the area food baskets to help them out. Our fundraisers are a spring plant sale and a fall fruit sale. Our biggest community service is sponsoring and organizing the 4th of July Parade.

In order to continue with these events we are in need of some new members. We hope you will join us to find out more about our Club and consider becoming a member of this great community group.

For more info contact Mike Ross.


The Fire Dept. is looking for mature adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 to become part of our program.  Applicants must have a desire to learn about the fire service and also help their community.  We prefer applicants that live within Lafayette Township, the Village of Chippewa Lake, or surrounding areas.  Cadets are trained in areas including first aid, CPR, SCBA basics, radio communication, basic fire dept. operations, etc…  Once Cadets are trained they will be able to respond to fire emergencies that occur within the township with the fire dept.  Anyone interested in applying to become a member of the fire cadet program is asked to contact Mike Savetski or call at 330-416-8609.

Looking for a place to host your next gathering? The Medina Co. Park District might have the place you’re looking for just across the lake. Check it out.




To receive an email of the Neighborhood Watch Bulletins, please send a request to Claire.


Storm drains found in our streets and yards empty into Chippewa Lake. So, when we fertilize our lawn we are also fertilizing the lake. While fertilizer is good for our lawn, it’s bad for our water. Fertilizer in our lake is one of the triggers that causes algae to grow.  Scotts Miracle-Gro has removed phosphorus from its popular Turf Builder line of lawn fertilizer to help reduce the type of harmful algae blooms that have plagued waterways such as Grand Lake St. Mary’s, Lake Erie and our own Chippewa Lake. Scotts researchers learned that there is enough phosphorus in most soils to grow healthy turf, especially when grass clippings are left on lawns.

We are encouraging all home owners in the Chippewa Lake watershed to use phosphorus free fertilizers on their lawns. If you apply it yourself, look for phosphorus free fertilizers.  You can be sure you are getting a zero-phosphorus product by checking the N-P-K nutrient mix on the bags. The “P” in the mix stands for the amount of phosphorus it contains. A phosphorus-free product would list this value as “0”

The following lawncare companies can provide zero phosphorus applications to lawns in the Chippewa Lake area. Call one and ask for zero phosphorus applications and ask that they not apply on rainy days. If you have a storm water grate in your yard, don’t apply fertilizer within two feet of it. Don’t forget to check your invoice to assure they applied a zero-phosphorus fertilizer.

Good Nature Lawn Care – 216-641 9800
Provides organic applications with only a trace amount of phosphorus. 

Lamphear’s Lawn Care – 330-725-2102
Provides zero phosphorus applications.

Lucas Lawn Care – 330-723-3152
Provides zero phosphorus applications.

Brookside Lawn Service – 330-721-8873
Can provide zero phosphorus applications.

TruGreen Lawn Care – 330-461-5141
Can provide zero phosphorus applications.