Doan Brook Watershed Projects

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

Greenscout Rain Gardens at Ashbury Greenway, 2012

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bioswale at AshburyIn 2012, The Burning River Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio awarded the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership a $10,000 grant to demonstrate freshwater conservation and public education. It was one of seven grants awarded, totaling $58,000, that supported Northeast Ohio organizations and individuals working toward the sustainable future of local freshwater resources. The Partnership secured additional funding from the Shaker Lakes Garden Club, receiving their only award above $1000.  Read more...

Stream Enhancement Project, ongoing

Monday, March 05, 2012

Outline of Stream Enhancement Project site The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership is working with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to enhance and restore portions of the lower Doan Brook in Rockefeller Park, between East 105th Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wade Park Avenue. Read more...

Shaker Parklands Bioswale, 2011

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

If you've walked, driven or bicycled along South Park Boulevard in Shaker Heights after a rainfall, you may have noticed standing water along the muddy edge of the road. The DBWP, with partners Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Burning River Foundation and the City of Shaker Heights, chose this site as a demonstration for a new remedy to stormwater challenges. Read more...

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...

Collaboration: Green Lake De-Silting Project, 2006

Wednesday, March 01, 2006
In the fall of 2006, the City of Shaker Heights Public Works Department dredged the Green Lake catch basin to slow down the filling in process of the artificial lake, constructed in the 1950s. The DBWP negotiated a solution for dredge spoils with the Shaker Country Club. The club received the dredge material, reducing the cost to the city to $85,200. Oxygen levels in Green Lake have improved slightly since the de-silting.
Green Lake dredge basin
Dredging lakeside of road