This project is funded by U.S. EPA 319 grant of $682,758 with $329,208 Federal dollars and $250,000 match from City of Hudson, $88,700 match from Hudson High School, and $13,000 match from Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The project restored approximately 2,000 linear feet of stream with adjoining meadow, shrub, forested and wetlands areas and a 6.28-acre conservation easement will be placed on the project site. Construction was finished in August of 2012 with plantings to be completed in Fall 2012.
TCWP provided $3,000 from our Stormwater BMP Grant program to the project. This funding allowed the designers, BioHabitats, to purchase larger trees and plants that will help increase the establishment of vegetation on site to reduce erosion and create habitat. The Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization (CRCPO) also provided $3,900 to help purchase trees for the project as part of their Cuyahoga ReLeaf efforts throughout the Cuyahoga River Watershed.
Students took part in almost all steps throughout the design phases. The students also put together and help maintain a blog about the project. Click here to view the blog and more updates about the project.