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Crawford Park District seeks to educate public with grant

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Crawford Park District seeks to educate public with grant

By Charla Wurm
CWurm@wbcowqel.com

The Ohio EPA has granted the Crawford Park District a grant in the amount of $65,030.00. The grant will be used for permeable pavers, a rain garden and a retention pond.

The goal for these projects will be to demonstrate to the public an efficient way to manage stormwater and decrease pollution from properties.

The stormwater management demonstration at Lowe-Volk Park will include: the installation of a rain garden; installation of two rainwater harvesting and reuse systems; improvements to existing wetland and bioretention cells at the park entrance (including native wetland species planting); and the conversion of 5000 square feet of impervious pavement in the parking area into pervious pavement. Additionally, a passive vegetated treatment train will be installed next to the parking area to provide addition retention and treatment of parking area runoff.

By retaining excess stormwater and releasing it at a slower rate, incremental improvement to water quality in the Sandusky River and Lake Erie can be achieved. Park District Director, Bill Fisher says that, “This project will provide and promote unique-to-the-county examples of stormwater management aimed to educate homeowners and businesses with ways to reduce runoff quantity and improve water quality.” Fisher continued by saying that they are doing this to, “Help Lake Erie by causing an increase in nutrients like algae.”

Oberlander’s are doing most of the construction and subcontracting some of the work for the project. The Park District is hopeful the project will be completed by September. Due to construction, the Water Carnival will be canceled this year.

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