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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.

Business Owners, Anglers Work to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

June 6, 2014

Researchers, working with agencies, bait shop owners, and anglers, are developing a public education campaign to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Project Aims to Make Wind Power Bird-Friendly

December 6, 2013

A project that tracked bird movements in the Great Lakes could reduce the number of birds and bats killed by new wind turbines planned for the basin.