Restoration to Control Stormwater in Cleveland Neighborhood
Rain gardens, wetlands, and stream riparian restoration are all being created in Cleveland’s West Creek watershed thanks to funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Take a look at restoration sites along tributaries of the Cuyahoga River.
Where storm water now runs out of control, restoration projects will help dampen the blow to protect West Creek from extreme flows, recharge groundwater, and reduce sediment flows into the Cuyahoga and Lake Erie.
The passage of the Clean Water Act 40 years ago was due in no small part to the burning of the polluted Cuyahoga River–and although there is still much work to be done, we’ve come a long way since those days.
Today, we had a special opportunity to explore a multi-faceted stormwater reduction, watershed restoration and public awareness project in a tributary to one of our country’s most notorious rivers.
Stormwater Stewardship Initiative Stop 1:
Klusner Street Rain Gardens
Stormwater Stewardship Initiative Stop 2:
Watershed Stewardship Center
Will the Presidential Candidates step up to be watershed stewards for the Great Lakes?
Stormwater Stewardship Initiative Stop 3:
West Creek Confluence Restoration
Restoration projects like these are the kind of collaborative work funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative that is essential to the health of our Great Lakes and our communities.