Contract Awarded for Lake Avenue Stream Restoration
The Lorain County Board of Commissioners awarded a contract today to Facemeyer Landscaping, LLC, of Galena, OH in the amount of $656,874.11 for the Lake Avenue Stream and Wetland restoration project. The County received 16 bids for this project.
The Lake Avenue Stream Restoration Project will restore approximately 1,400 If of the Clinton Avenue Ditch, creating flood plain and substrate that will improve water quality and habitat. Ten acres of wetlands will be enhanced providing increased habitat, stormwater detention and filtering of the flood waters removing sediment, heavy metals, and nutrients before they get to the Black River and Lake Erie.
This project is being funded with a Section 319 Grant through the Ohio EPA and the Lorain County Storm Water Management District providing the funding. Commissioner Lori Kokoski commented: “This project has taken some time and been redesigned to meet the needs of the site while retaining benefits. Working with the Our Lady of the Wayside, Elyria Township and Ohio EPA among other groups has resulted in a better project.”
Commissioner Ted Kalo stated: “Protecting our greatest resource while providing stormwater management positively impacting Elyria Township, Sheffield Township and the City of Lorain is another step along the way of progress for all of our communities.” Commissioner Matt Lundy emphasized: “The County has been working towards this project and we are now about to see the fruits of that labor bringing a multitude of benefits to the Townships and the municipalities. This is an example of what County Government can do in partnership and with resources.”