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.

The Holden Arboretum

Metro RTA

Northeast Ohio Medical University


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

ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

Copyright © 2015 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