West Creek Reservation Ecological Restoration
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$75,000

Lake Basin(s):

Erie

Project Location(s):

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Metroparks enhanced a riparian connection between two wetlands areas along West Creek, a tributary to the Cuyahoga River.  The restoration, which included vernal pools, stream stabilization, and forested buffers, took place in a new 350 acre park, which opened in 2006. A total of 2.28 acres were restored. The restored riparian area is now functions as an interpretation and scientific study area for a new Stewardship Center.  Additionally, the restored area provides opportunities for educating and training for up to 10,000 people annually.

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