Project Title & Description
Newell Creek Green Infrastructure
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 112-74. Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. and its project partners will install green infrastructure projects at target sites within the Newell/Ward Creek watershed. At one site, the Great Lakes Mall, impervious surface material will be replaced with pervious concrete next to 32 existing stormwater catch basins in the Mall's parking lot. This will allow stormwater from 50% of the 75-acre parking lot to infiltrate into the ground rather than enter the storm sewer system and will reduce the amount of contaminants discharged into the watershed. The expected load reductions are 309 tons/year of sediment, 611 lbs/year of nitrogen, and 303 lbs/year of phosphorus.