The Emerald Necklace
A connected valley of green encircles the the city of Cleveland, Ohio and is affectionately referred to as the emerald necklace. Officially this beautiful resource is classified as Cleveland Metroparks.
Cleveland Metroparks educates the region on their connectedness to watersheds through its newly-constructed Watershed Stewardship Center. Science-based programs invite teachers, students, professionals and public to learn about replicable storm water management methods. An associated pilot storm water program resulted in a 30% reduction in peak storm water flows.