|THE CUYAHOGA RIVER REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN (RAP) was created in 1988 by the Ohio EPA with a mission to plan and promote the restoration of the environmental quality of the lower Cuyahoga River through the remediation of existing conditions, prevention of further pollution and degradation, and protection of the resource for future generations.
The Plan has one goal: removing the lower river, and the areas of concern that include tributaries adjacent to the river that drain directly to Lake Erie, from the list of degraded or endangered waterways that, in turn, contribute to the degradation of the Great Lakes.
Thirty-nine stakeholders appointed by the EPA and representing community groups, government agencies, businesses and individuals serve as the RAP Coordinating Committee. Each has an interest in restoring the essential functions of the river, protecting its water quality and insuring its role as the region's most valuable natural resource.
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