Various groups from Northeast Ohio are using green space to manage increasing volumes of stormwater, the Great Lakes Echo reported.
Many Great Lakes communities are struggling with heavier and more frequent storms. The Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and the Friends of Big Creek watershed planning group are working together to combat the erosion and overflow caused by excess storm water.
With funds from the sewer district, the Friends of Big Creek plan to create a nature trail along Stickney Creek in Brooklyn. Planting wetland vegetation at the creek’s edge will help counter erosion and control flooding.
The nearby community of Parma will divert storm water into a constructed wetland. The wetland will provide a home for waterfowl while also protecting residential neighborhoods from flooding.