River Restoration: Happening Now

Parking lot with a yellow bulldozer and digger, digging up the dirt area behind the dozer. The background it filled with green leaved trees.
Station Road parking lot.

NPS / Tim Fenner

Station Road Parking Stormwater Management

Installation of sub-surface containment cells that will collect and hold run-off from the parking area. This will allow for greater recharge, reduce discharge of stormwater run-off directly to the river, and improve water quality. Work will affect the Station Road Bridge Trailhead and parking lot, reduce the number of cars able to park at this location, and affect access to the Towpath and to the river access location.

 
An overgrown road bed surrounded by green trees; grasses and other plants grow up through and around the cracked asphalt of an old road.
Closed section of Station Road above Brecksville Station.

NPS / Tim Fenner

Stream Restoration at Station Road

This project will realign a drainage pattern that was established with historic road construction. Stormwater runoff will be redirected to an established wetland, eliminating a discharge directly to the river. Work will affect parking lot capacity.

 
Two people walking along a gravel trail with trees surrounding them
Walking along the Towpath Trail.

J.J. Prekop, Jr.

Stream Restoration at Towpath Trail - Boston Trailhead

The full scope of work is still being determined. Closures of the Towpath Trail and Boston Trailhead are possible.

 
several people of all ages volunteering at the park picking up unwanted garbage and plants in a grassy area with trees and plants
Volunteers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

NPS / Ted Toth

Get Involved!

Are you interested in helping restore the health of the Cuyahoga River? Join us for one of our many habitat restoration volunteer opportunities.

 
 
Three people stand by a newly planted tree in a field of tall grass.

River Restoration: Long-Term

Ranger, park scientists, and volunteers all came out to plant trees in the Wetmore Area to improve the Cuyahoga River's health.

 
 

Last updated: September 19, 2021

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