Clean-Water Turnaround for Northern Lake Erie Coast

A project aimed at lessening flooding and improving water quality through stormwater reduction resulted in water-absorbing plants and other “best practice” methods being installed in various spots across Lake Erie’s northern coast.

This initiative spurred extra green infrastructure projects and targeted trainings. Local contractors pledge to become "Clean Water Contractors" by attending workshops each year and implementing the prescribed practices. A recent Cedar Point installation features water-absorbent concrete and attracted state and local officials, contractors, and others. This partnership effort is co-led by the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve. (2016)

Partners: Erie Soil and Water Conservation District, NOAA Science Collaborative Project, Old Woman Creek Reserve