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Ashtabula River in Ohio Removed from Areas of Concern List

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.

Removing Invasive Plants Restores Native Plant Community

May 25, 2019

Removing invasive Phragmites reeds and installing native plants and trees has restored Mentor Marsh, allowing native plants and wildlife to return.

Restoring Irwin Wet Prairie Enhances Wildlife Habitat

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.

Rehabilitating Vacant Urban Lots Improves Stormwater Management

August 25, 2018

Rehabilitating vacant parcels in three Great Lakes cities improve storm water management and revitalize urban communities.

Creek Restoration in Ohio Helps Lake Erie, Golf Course

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.

Metropark Cooperative Targets Invasive Species, Improving Native Habitat

February 23, 2016

Cleveland-area parks collaborated with each other to remove invasive plants, shrubs, and reeds, allowing native species to return.

Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Restored Ohio Creek Reduces Flooding

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.