Doan Brook Watershed Projects

Learn about partnership conservation and restoration projects; currently in-action, as well as completed projects with results.

Lake Erie Protection Fund, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Planting at Woodbury siteA successful stream restoration project at Woodbury School in Shaker Heights was completed in 2007, thanks to a grant of $7,700 from the Lake Erie Protection Fund. The stream was denuded of a riparian corridor, entrenched and channelized upstream from the South Woodland Road bridge. The absence of a stage-two stream channel created stagnation that exacerbated eutrophication, or excessive aquatic algal blooms.

The project stabilized stream banks with native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, removed concrete walls to allow the brook to access to its floodplain, replaced an older bridge with an ADA compliant pedestrian bridge, and engaged hundreds of parents, students, teachers and local non-profits to plant natives.