In 2021, Cleveland Metroparks was awarded a grant from H2Ohio to manage stormwater in Brecksville Reservation. H2Ohio is Governor Mike DeWine’s initiative to improve water quality in the Lake Erie basin and is partially administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The project will remove existing pavement and storm sewer infrastructure associated with Station Road where the roadway is no longer used. Additionally, it will restore a tributary and will enhance existing wetlands adjacent to Chippewa Field. Enhancements to the stream and wetlands will remove excess nutrients from nearby development that currently flow into the Cuyahoga River.
Storm sewer infrastructure from Riverview Road will be redirected through a manhole to a tributary west of the roadway. The tributary will be restored to stabilize the stream, accommodate additional flow, and improve habitat. The tributary will flow into a ±1.2-acre enhanced wetland and then be directed under Chippewa Creek Drive to Chippewa Creek.
Construction will commence in January and will continue until the summer of 2023.
In order to provide safety for the public, signage will be placed near work areas and project updates will be posted on the website to alert park users of construction activity.