Black River Area of Concern

Originally called the “river of fish tumors”, the Black River in Ohio now boasts sport fishing, kayaking and tour boats eager to view the Great Blue Heron rookery. Since 2010, more than $23.5 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has been used to fund 20 projects to remediate and restore this AOC.

Recent News

On September 22, 2015, U.S Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman announced a $15 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant – the largest single GLRI grant awarded to date by EPA – to the city of Lorain for restoration work in the Black River Area of Concern on Lake Erie.