• What is the goal of stream restoration at Sunnybrook?


    What is the goal or purpose of the "stream restoration" at Sunnybrook park?

    Naturalist's Response

    In 2019, Geauga Park District (and the Chagrin River Watershed Partners) were awarded $120,000 by the Ohio EPA’s 319 Grant Program to rectify environmental concerns related to Sunnybrook, which is located within Sunnybrook Preserve. Both entities worked closely with consultants RiverReach Construction, EnviroScience and GPD Group to develop a dynamic plan for restoring 500 linear feet of stream. Doing this will mitigate erosion issues and enhance in-stream habitat for fishes and other aquatic life. This project will also improve surrounding floodplain and wetland habitat for wildlife through numerous native tree/shrub plantings (2021) and invasive plant management.

    -Park Biologist Paul Pira