August 22, 2023

Floating wetland @ E.72nd

Floating wetland @ E.72nd

Since 2023

In Ohio, US


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About this site

Thanks for helping us monitor these new floating wetlands. The shore in this area is hardened by steel bulkhead. The floating wetlands create a softer edge and provide habitat above and below the water using native plants. As plants mature, their roots will grow through the material and into the water, creating cover and food source for aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish. Above the material, the plants provide a source of food and cover for butterflies, bees and birds. Turtles have also been known to use floating wetlands for basking. Photos help monitor plant growth and blooms on these floating wetlands and will guide future shoreline improvements. You can also help monitor other sites:  Bonnie Park Wetland Restoration, Bonnie Park Dam Removal, Euclid Creek headwater restoration at Acacia Reservation, Euclid Creek park revitalization & trail extension, Garfield Park pond/stream, Rising Valley pollinator meadow and Wendy Park shoreline. 

About Cleveland Metroparks

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.


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