Funded by Ohio EPA Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF)

The Village of Moreland Hills received a $144,500 grant from Ohio EPA’s Surface Water Improvement Fund to restore 490 linear feet of stream and 1 acre of woody riparian vegetation. Upstream of the project site, this stream is a high quality Class 3 primary headwater stream that is home to the two-lined salamander. This restoration increased the length of stream that supports cold water adapted animals year-round.

Constructed in 2013, a 170 foot culvert was removed to daylight that section of stream. Throughout the restored area, floodplain access was created, appropriate channel dimensions were established, and trees and shrubs were planted along the stream. In addition, this property has been protected with a conservation easement. The public can enjoy a walking trail and a pavilion on the site and learn about the restoration project through interpretative signage.

This product or publication was financed in part or totally through a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency under the provisions of the Surface Water Improvement Fund and the USEPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.