KENT: Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative has received a $6,268 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund to help restore fish habitats in the Cuyahoga River shipping channel in Cleveland.
The Kent State group was one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a share of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.
The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative will use the money to show property owners and developers in Cleveland’s Flats area how they can incorporate new areas of fish habitat into their riverfront projects. The group will host a boat tour to highlight 14 shipping channel locations suited for habitat restoration.
Kent State students also will produce a series of postcards showing what habitat restoration could look like and its benefits.
The Cuyahoga River Restoration, Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, and Flats Forward Inc. are collaborating on the project.