Full CHEERS Plan:
The Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience Strategy (CHEERS) outlines a plan for additional parkland and habitat along Cleveland’s Lake Erie shoreline in proximity to the St. Clair-Superior and Glenville neighborhoods. The partners are wrapping up the initial concept plan and hope to move towards final design as grants and other funding become available.
CHEERS illustrates the importance of investing in coastal resilience measures in an urban area to provide the greatest impact for human community resilience. The project will demonstrate beneficial use of dredge material to build habitat and expand parks, protect the critical infrastructure of Interstate 90 along the shore, ameliorate previous industrial uses and unjust development practices, and stabilize the unpredictable wave action adjacent to key recreation and transportation facilities.