The restoration of the Kent Dam celebrated its 6 anniversary this year but it’s still making headlines. It turns out that the Kent Dam project has gone international.
The United Nations Environment Programme recently released a worldwide report titled Dead Planet, Living Planet that features Kent Ohio as one of the case studies for how to improve water quality. Pretty cool.
We knew the Environmental Protection Agency liked our project so much that they used Kent as a model for other communities in Ohio. We’re proud to be a pioneer in Ohio but it sure fluffs the old feathers up to hear that our favorite hometown has been recognized internationally as a trail blazer in water quality.
The Dam restoration was a great project in Kent for a lot of reasons, and as nice as all the external accolades are, nothing beats seeing the river being enjoyed every day in Kent by the people that live here. That’s priceless.