Cuyahoga County has received a $250,000 Green Infrastructure Grant from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD.)
The funds will go towards the creation of wetlands, bioretention cells and a detention basin within Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension Project. These green infrastructure elements will remove stormwater from the combined sewer system, treat stormwater drainage and reduce run off pollution to the Cuyahoga River.
The Green Infastructure elements on the Stage 3 site will reduce storm water runoff by an estimated 5.7 million gallons a year.
NEORSD will award a total of $2 million to twelve projects through the 2016 Green Infrastructure Grants program. These projects will reduce runoff by an estimated 10.5 million gallons a year.
Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension will run from the Northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave.
This stage will provide an important link between the populous Cleveland neighborhood Tremont, the employment and retail center Steelyard Commons and the public outdoor recreation area Clark Fields.
Regional Sewer District investing $2M in “Green” Projects to Protect Lake Erie, Cleveland Plain Dealer April 22, 2016