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August 26, 2021
After years of clean-up efforts, the Ashtabula River in Ohio is no longer considered one of the “most environmentally degraded” areas in the Great Lakes Region thanks, in part, to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding.
Griswold Creek Restoration Restores Floodplain, Reduces Erosion, and Improves Native Plant Diversity
February 25, 2020
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has helped reconnect the Griswold Creek in Chesterland, OH, to its natural floodplain, reducing erosion and improving habitat.
May 25, 2019
Removing invasive Phragmites reeds and installing native plants and trees has restored Mentor Marsh, allowing native plants and wildlife to return.
November 25, 2018
Tree removal, invasive species control, and prescribed burns at a prairie outside Toledo, Ohio, is improving habitat and protecting Lake Erie water quality.
August 25, 2018
Rehabilitating vacant parcels in three Great Lakes cities improve storm water management and revitalize urban communities.
May 29, 2017
Stabilizing Ward Creek’s shoreline with native plants reduces erosion and sediment build-up in Lake Erie, while improving the golf experience.
February 23, 2016
Cleveland-area parks collaborated with each other to remove invasive plants, shrubs, and reeds, allowing native species to return.
September 6, 2015
Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.
March 3, 2015
A restored creek will reduce flooding near a suburban Cleveland high school. Students at the school helped design and complete the project.