Newell/Ward Creek Green Infrastructure
In October 2012, CRWP was awarded a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to introduce a series of green infrastructure projects at sites within the Newell/Ward Creek watershed (click here for map), which drains to the Chagrin River. Newell/Ward Creek enters the Chagrin River one mile upstream of the mouth to Lake Erie and does not meet Ohio EPA water quality standards due to stormwater flows and stream modification.
CRWP worked with the Cities of Mentor, Eastlake, and Willoughby; Great Lakes Mall owners, and the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District to restore Newell/Ward Creek. This project:
- Retrofitted portions of the Great Lakes Mall parking lot to infiltrate stormwater runoff.
- Restored over 2,900 linear feet of Newell/Ward Creek at the Lost Nation Municipal Golf Course.
- Provided information to Newell/Ward Creek residents and free rain gardens, rain barrels, or shade trees to more effectively manage stormwater.
Great Lakes Mall Stormwater Retrofits
Newell/Ward Creek Restoration at Lost Nation Golf Course
Improved Water Management for Newell/Ward Creek Watershed Residents
Through this project Newell/Ward Creek residents in Eastlake, Mentor and Willoughby installed 11 rain gardens, 122 rain barrels, and 171 shade trees to help manage stormwater flow and improve water quality in Newell/Ward Creek.
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