News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Knight Foundation

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Dike 14 nearer to opening
Nature has converted a dredging dump into a unique part of the Lake Erie shoreline
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Google maps is already renaming Dike 14 as the "Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve"
Courtesy of GOOGLE MAPS
Download (WKSU Only)

The public will be able to explore a unique area of the Lake Erie shoreline beginning perhaps as early as this summer.

Today (wed), a Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority committee took the first step to open up the Dike 14 Nature Preserve. Nature lovers have been clamoring for years for access to site about four miles east of downtown Cleveland. 

The nearly 90-acre peninsula started as a place for the city to dump dredged silt.  For the last decade, it’s been fenced-off to the public, and   Port Authority President William Friedman says nature has transformed it.

Friedman on the evolution of Dike 14

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:19)


Friedman says the Port Authority’s full board is expected to approve opening Dike 14 at its May 18th meeting.  No specific opening date has been set, but Friedman says it will probably open for  just a few days a week at first.  He hopes Cleveland Metroparks or the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will run the site.
(Click image for larger view.)


Related WKSU Stories

Public meetings to reveal results of environmental assessments of Dike 14
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dike 14 Spared From New Round of River Dredging
Friday, March 9, 2007

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University