EUCLID, OH – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is pleased to announce the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Shoreline Cities grants to the City of Euclid to improve Lake Erie water quality. Totaling $174,206, the grants will be used to construct rain gardens and bioswales in Sims Park as well as bioretention ponds and porous concrete in Euclid’s municipal parking lot. Euclid is one of only a few midsize cities to receive two green infrastructure grants this year. Northern Ohio cities of Mentor and Sandusky were also awarded grants.
“I commend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for recognizing the leadership and commitment of the City of Euclid to invest in green infrastructure. These projects and others receiving Shoreline Cities grants throughout the Great Lakes region demonstrate we are all in this together,” said Congresswoman Fudge.
The GLRI was created by President Barack Obama to protect the largest fresh water system in the world. Last year the EPA awarded GLRI funding for the first time to shoreline cities for the specific purpose of improving local lake water quality.
“Small and mediumsized cities as well as our largest cities along the Great Lakes care about water quality. We must all do our part to protect this vital resource,” said Congresswoman Fudge.
For more information on the Great Lakes Initiative Shoreline Cities grants, please contact Anne Rowan, EPA District 5 Chief of Public Affairs, Office of External Communication at rowan.anne (at) epa (dot) gov.