Cleveland Lake Link Greenway Bioswale Demonstration Project

Cleveland Lake Link Greenway Bioswale Demonstration Project

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Project Number #10SWIF-118
Est. Project Completion May 31, 2012
SubGrantee Mill Creek MetroParks 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road Canfield, Ohio 44406-0596
Project Contact: Kirsten Peetz (330) 702-3000
Amount Requested: $10,850
Project Title: Demonstration Rain Garden at MetroParks Farm
Project Location: Canfield Township, Mahoning County
Watershed: Mill Creek
Project Summary: $10,850 in Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant funding is awarded to install a community scale rain garden at the MetroParks Farm facility. The MetroParks farm provides a highly visible, highly utilized and easily accessible location for a demonstration rain garden. Mill Creek MetroParks will use this practice to demonstrate and promote this form of storm water management to property owners.
Activities will be supported by a project specific education and outreach effort resulting in the production and distribution of informational brochures, installation of interpretive signs, issuance of press releases, a project website, and sponsorship of two (2) educational workshops.

Project Deliverables: Installation of 2300 square feet of community scale rain garden demonstration area at the MetroParks Farm Facility. This building is an ideal demonstration site, receiving more than 75,000 visitors per year. Conduct a project specific public education and outreach program including the development of 3 press releases, installation of 1 project sign, a project website and 2 rain garden workshops.

Environmental Results: Successful completion of this project will demonstrate alternative methods of storm water management for local property owners.

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