Toledo East Riverfront Restoration Phase I (OH)
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$500,000

Lake Basin(s):

Erie

Project Location(s):

Lucas County, City of Toledo

Prior to industrialization, the lower Maumee River was a wide estuary bordered by thousands of acres of riverine marshes and swamps. As Toledo expanded, wetlands were drained and filled, and the shoreline was hardened to meet demands for shipping and industry. Metroparks of Toledo District will work with project partners to restore 21 acres of former brownfields along the Maumee River near downtown Toledo that will help to correct a decades-long deficiency of natural greenspace in Toledo’s urban center. The project will install 48,500 square feet of natural wetlands that will capture 1.2 million gallons of untreated annual stormwater runoff, plant over 600 trees, and restore 1,385 linear feet of degraded Maumee River shoreline. When completed, this will be the largest natural area restoration project completed along the lower Maumee River

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