January 8, 2020
Thanks for helping us monitor progress on this wetland restoration. Historically, this site would have been a patchy, forested wetland, similar to the wetlands to the north and south. During large storms, the East Branch of the Rocky River may have flooded into this area. Also, runoff from nearby hillsides would have fed this wetland. This restoration project restores these previous functions of capturing and filtering runoff to improve water quality. Photos of this wetland will help us to show how it is contributing to overall efforts to improve river health and water quality. You can also help monitor other sites: Astorhurst wetland, nearby Bonnie Park Dam Removal, Brookside stormwater bioretention, Chagrin River at Jackson Field, and Euclid Creek headwater restoration at Acacia Reservation.
We manage over 24,000 acres around the city of Cleveland, Ohio, USA. As we restore habitat, we need help capturing images of how the site changes, to see if it is functioning as intended. We would love your help taking pictures at these sites where recent restoration work has occurred.