Doan Brook Watershed Projects

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

North Park-Demington Green Infrastructure, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014
A lot can happen in a week! In the span of seven days this last July, our green-infrastructure project at North Park and Demington in the Upper Doan Brook Gorge was installed and quickly dismantled in a “50-year storm.” 

The initial project design sought to restore 70 feet of eroded stream channel and create a wetland swale to receive 26,200 gallons of stormwater from North Park Blvd.  After plan reviews with the City of Cleveland Heights and the project funder, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), our consulting team, River Works, lined the stream with new cobles and planted the wetland swale with water-loving plants.  By July 14, the entire project was complete and ready to filter and slow stormwater received from North Park.

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South Branch Corridor Expansion, 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Doan Brook South Branch, Shaker School Campus In 2007, The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership completed a 400' stream restoration project on the south branch of the Doan. The project re-established the in-stream habitats that had been destroyed by channelization, entrenchment and culverting -- creating meanders, reconnecting the stream with its floodplain and establishing a narrow riparian corridor with native plants. Read more...

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.  Read more...