Cuyahoga River Restoration

(formerly Cuyahoga River Community Planning)

Restoring, revitalizing and protecting the Cuyahoga River watershed and nearshore Lake Erie

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Canal Diversion Dam may come down within 2 years

Whether you call it the Brecksville Dam, the Station Road Dam, or the Route 82 Dam, it's been a barrier to fish passage that may finally be removed. The dam was built to divert water into the Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs alongside the river, but it keeps fish from migrating between the upper and lower Cuyahoga River. That's fine for anglers who know the spot as a prime area for steelhead that can't move upstream past the dam, but not so fine for the fish.

The National Park Service, Ohio EPA, and ODNR have come up with a way to expedite the dam's removal while still allowing water to flow into the canal.

Read about it in Bob Downing's Akron Beacon Journal story.

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Plain Dealer's James McCarty makes a shocking discovery and finds there's more to life (and more life) on the Cuyahoga

Yes, the two fish pictured above are perch, which are great to find in the river, but read his story in the Sunday 9/13 PD and on cleveland.com to see what else he found on his trip with NEORSD crews.

Hint: It starts with "wall" and ends with "eye."

Weeds on the way out - Kids get a lesson in managing invasive plants

Over the summer, campers at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center at CVNP worked with park rangers, educators, and crews from the Student Conservation Association  to learn about invasive plants and how to eradicate them.

It's part of a two-year project to prevent and reduce invasive plants within the Cuyahoga River Watershed funded by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant and managed by the Crooked River Cooperative Weed Management Area partners.

Habitats for Hard Places...getting ready to house homeless fish

Fish habitat structures are going in. With the help of Jim White and the Port crews, EDG and our fabulous fabricators, and in partnership with ArcelorMittal, Lafarge, and the City of Cleveland who are letting us use their bulkheads, we're installing these and other habitats over the next few months.

 

October was National Neighborwoods Month.
Cuyahoga ReLeaf + Cleveland Metroparks + ACTrees + Volunteers =
new trees for Scranton Flats

Thanks to the volunteers who came out to plant 90 new trees at the Scranton habitat site. Thanks to the sponsors, Alliance for Community Trees (now a program of the Arbor Day Foundation,) and CSX. And thanks to whoever arranged for the most perfect fall weather and blue skies!

 

 

Cuyahoga River Restoration

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1299 Superior Ave. E • Cleveland, OH 44114
216-241-2414 • info@cuyahogariver.org

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