Funds have been awarded through the Ohio EPA's Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) for the restoration of Baldwin Creek in Berea.  The $300,000 project will improve fish passage and aquatic habitat in Baldwin Creek removing the last major impediment to fish passage in the Baldwin Creek subwatershed.  The project will also benefit the resident population of the state-threatened bigmoputh shiner by reconnecting populations in Baldwin Creek and the East Branch of the Rocky River.  This funding is made possible through the sponsorship of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.  Additional project partners include the City of Berea, Cuyahoga SWCD and the Rocky River Watershed Council. 

Follow the link below for a summary of the project.

Baldwin Creek Dam #4 Removal Project Summary

The Ohio EPA will make available for public information an environmental report for this project.  Upon its release, the document may be viewed at either: the Cuyahoga SWCD web site (www.cuyahogaswcd.org), Ohio EPA’s website at (http://epa.ohio.gov/defa/public_comment.aspx), or in hard copy at the Cuyahoga SWCD office, located at 6100 West Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125.  If you would like to receive either an electronic copy via e-mail or a paper copy of the document via U.S. mail upon its release, please contact Dan Halterman of Ohio EPA at either: dan.halterman@epa.state.oh.us  or (614) 644-3658.

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Tags: Baldwin Creek, bigmouth shiner, dam removal

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