The City of Hudson received an $8,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry to fund the planting of 40 native, deciduous trees. The reforestation project will help restore the native deciduous forest at Hudson Springs Park that was damaged during the June 1, 2022 storm. The new trees will benefit the entire ecosystem and promote native plant and wildlife diversity.
The Parks Department will contribute an additional $8,000 to the project. Tree planting is expected to take place this fall. Loose bark tree species will be included to provide a habitat for the endangered Indiana Bat to roost in.