Water quality and the protection of Lake Erie are top concerns of people in Northeast Ohio. Water is part of our identity, and, as the climate changes, it’s likely to become a bigger competitive advantage for our region. So it’s vital that local communities make water quality a priority.
What Communities Can Do?
- Green streets — Require green infrastructure for stormwater management to be included when maintaining city rights-of-way. Cleveland’s complete and green streets program provides guidance
- Pesticide ban — More cities and institutions are stopping the use of pesticides for lawn care purposes, especially in locations where children play. Here are the ordinances of Cleveland Heights and Cuyahoga County.