A $923,758 makeover has restored some of the natural beauty to a long-abused creek that flows into Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River.
Decades of urban development in Cleveland had turned Big Creek into a polluted mess that was prone to flooding. A restoration project tackled by a group of government agencies and private engineering firms brought Big Creek back to life, reduced flooding and created new wetlands that will provide habitat for fish and wildlife.
Ultimately, the project will help reduce the volume of sediment and non-point source pollution flowing into Lake Erie.
The transformation of the creek was remarkable. Go here to read more and see photos of the project.