BUFFALO, NY --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has awarded a contract for $186K to continue excavation of Stanford Run, a stream in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located in Boston Township, Summit County, Ohio.
"The National Park Service appreciates the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in restoring Stanford Run to its historic condition,” said Chris Davis, plant ecologist at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This restoration will improve water quality in the Cuyahoga River, reduce flooding in the Stanford area, improve habitat for fish and wildlife, and create a better experience for park visitors."
The current contract was awarded on September 25, 2019 to Armitage Architecture PC from Buffalo, NY, and includes the continuation of excavating Stanford Run to restore connectivity. The work is expected to commence this September, with anticipated completion in November 2019.
“We’re excited to see this contract awarded so that we can continue the excavation work that will re-establish the connectivity from Stanford Run to the Cuyahoga River,” said Russ Brandenburg, Corps of Engineers Project Manager. “Now the Corps can complete this important project contributing to the health and well-being of our local waterways, helping with things such as flood retention and improved water quality.”
This funding is in addition to the $425k awarded in November 2018 for the ecosystem restoration, involving an upgraded culvert being installed to allow connectivity of Stanford Run to the Cuyahoga River under the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, near Peninsula, Ohio. The work for this project commenced last year, but required additional funding.
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.
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