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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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...

Ohio EPA 319 Grant, 2002-2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

Benthic stream monitoringFrom 2002 - 2006, the DBWP administered $457,625 with the general goal to improve water quality in the Doan Brook watershed. $252,923 was provided through Federal (319) funds and $204,702 was granted from local match funds. Specific goals included the reduction of non-point source pollution through pollution prevention education, volunteer participation and implementation of stream restoration.  Read more...