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Unique boats patrol for trash in Cleveland

May 26, 2013

Two specially designed boats remove tons of debris from Cleveland’s waterfront each year, protecting fish and wildlife that live in the harbor.

Cleanup removes mountains of steel slag along river

May 23, 2013

The removal of more than 1 million cubic yards of steel waste along the Lower Black River is improving water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife.

Project restores natural refuge in midst of urban area

March 26, 2013

Restoring the Lacustrine Refuge, a four-acre wetland adjacent to a Lake Erie tributary, created wildlife habitat and reduced polluted runoff.

New Lake Erie park protects valuable wildlife habitat

January 23, 2013

Establishing the 139-acre Lake Erie Bluffs Park, an ecologically significant site in Ohio, protected 20 rare plant and animal species.

Program reduces flow of drugs into Great Lakes waters

September 26, 2012

Reducing prescription drugs that are washed down sinks and toilets also reduced the risk of active compounds contaminating drinking water sources.

Snake unique to Lake Erie saved from extinction

May 26, 2012

The Lake Erie watersnake, a subspecies of the Northern watersnake found only on Lake Erie’s islands, was brought back from the brink of extinction.

Massive cleanup transforms lower Ashtabula River

March 23, 2012

A sediment cleanup and habitat restoration project have restored two miles of the Ashtabula River, which will help remove it from the Area of Concern list.

Nature returns to an urban creek in Cleveland

January 23, 2012

Restoring Big Creek reduced polluted runoff and created wetlands and other habitat that benefited fish, wildlife and people who live near the creek.

Dam removal improves water quality, fish habitat in urban stream

June 23, 2011

Removing an old dam from Euclid Creek in Ohio improved water quality and allowed for the return of fish and other aquatic life to the waterway.