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Contract awarded for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Stream Restoration

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Date: November 7, 2019
Contact: Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994
Contact: Andrew Kornacki, 716.879.4349

Cleveland, OH—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $425,000 contract to Ryba Marine Construction Co, for ecosystem restoration within the Stanford Run Watershed, near Peninsula, Ohio.  

An upgraded culvert will be installed to allow Stanford Run to flow under the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, allowing this tributary to re-connect to the Cuyahoga River. 

“This section of Stanford Run has seen a large build-up of sedimentation over many years” said Russ Brandenburg, USACE Buffalo District project manager. “Reconnecting this tributary to the Cuyahoga River is important because current stream conditions include stagnant flow and ponding, and this project will help to alleviate those conditions.” 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided funds for this project through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and the project has been closely coordinated with the National Park Service – Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 

“USACE has helped us finally bring this project to completion after years of planning by the national park,” said Acting Superintendent, Paul Stoehr. “Our collaboration with USACE Buffalo District over the last two years has been extremely productive and this project is an important step toward the Park’s strategic vision to improve condition of the Cuyahoga River watershed.”

The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2019. 

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Last updated: March 8, 2019

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