Although the management of the Arcola Estuary area is being handled by the County, MetroParks and the Nature Conservancy, part of the stewardship is being done by local residents. Friends of Arcola is a private non-profit group that is helping to preserve the area. It has regular meetings and sponsors events around the Arcola Creek Watershed. Among those events are annual clean-ups. These are done in cooperation with Lake MetroParks, Lake Soil and Water District and the State of Ohio through the Coast Weeks Program.