Ohio.com staff

Hudson High School ecology and advanced placement environmental science students will participate in a stream study for the Tinkerís Creek Restoration project on Wednesday and Thursday.

After participating in project planning, the students will study plant and animal life as part of the $600,000 restoration project, which is funded by the Ohio EPA and Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

The project, which aims to restore 2,000 feet of the tributary, has been in the works for nearly a decade and was expected to commence in fall 2010. Once completed, the project touts to improve the water quality and the habitat surrounding the stream by mitigating erosion and creating storage for at least 2,000,000 gallons of water in an effort to reduce storm water overflow in the city of Hudson.

The project will also provide educational opportunities for Hudson students. The affected area runs through the Hudson School District campus and will become a working laboratory for science studies.

Hudson High School teachers Chris Decato-Thaxton and Matthew Kearns facilitated the educational programming for the project.