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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant funds preliminary planning for restoration work
CLEVELAND (May 13, 2016) - Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, DBWP has been able to prepare plans for restoration projects at four different sites along the Doan Brook. These projects are spread throughout the watershed and include restoration work at the mouth of the Brook, rehabilitation of the stream at two different sites in Rockefeller Park, and remediation of a degraded stretch of the South Branch through Canterbury Golf Club.To read more about these restoration projects, see our latest newsletter.
Grant money lined up to study removing trash rack
CLEVELAND (October 21, 2014) -DBWP recently won a grant from Sustain Our Great Lakes to study removing a concrete trash rack structure in the gorge near MLK Boulevard. This $179,927 grant will be matched with nearly $380,000 in funding from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, which is implementing a large green infrastructure project at Fairhill Road and MLK. The trash rack, pictured right, interferes with the natural course of Doan Brook. The brook has channeled around the south side of the concrete structure and is now eroding the gorge. Stay tuned for updates on this project! Read the complete article in the Sun Press More than $500,000 in funding lined up to study removal of trashed rack, restore Doan Brook gorge.
Grant from Holden Parks Trust funds recreational fish stocking in Rockefeller Park Lagoon
CLEVELAND (June 15, 2012) - From May through October, 2012, fishing enthusiasts of all ages can angle for healthy freshwater fish in University Circle's Rockefeller Park Lagoon, thanks to generous funding for five stockings of largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish and channel catfish. Fish will be stocked on May 31, June 15, June 29, September 14 and October 5. For more information on fishing in Ohio, visit the ODNR website. Save the date of Saturday, August 25, 2012 for the 12th Annual Doan Brook Watershed Partnership Family Fishing Day & Derby!
Residents learn how to construct rain barrels, conserve water
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS (May 22, 2012) – Over 30 residents of the Heights communities attended a DIY Rain Barrel Workshop hosted by the DBWP and City of Cleveland Heights on Tuesday, May 22 at the Heights Community Center. Using recycled 55 gallon food barrels, participants attached spigots and downspout diverters, and left with a fully functional, low maintenance rain barrel. They also learned how rain barrels help them qualify for stormwater fee credits from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. See photos from the workshop on the DBWP Facebook page.
Spillway wall being repaired in Shaker Heights
SHAKER HEIGHTS (March 1, 2012) – Emergency repair work is already under way at the Lower Lake Spillway, off Coventry Road, after City Council awarded a contract for $37,600. Read complete article published in the Sun Press.
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Doan Brook Watershed Partnership awarded $10,000 conservation grant to support development of rain gardens in lower watershed
CLEVELAND (February 1, 2012) – The Burning River Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio has awarded the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership a $10,000 grant to demonstrate freshwater conservation and public education. It is one of seven grants awarded, totaling $58,000, that support Northeast Ohio organizations and individuals working toward the sustainable future of local freshwater resources. For more information, click here.
Doan Brook Enhancement Project
Read the article about cleanup efforts in the lower watershed in this article by Fresh Water Cleveland.