Maumee River Islands Restoration Plans – Public Open House
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, City of Toledo, and the Maumee AOC Advisory Committee (MAAC) are hosting a public open house to share new and refined draft designs and to seek input for these plans intended to help improve water quality and aquatic habitat while helping to restore and protect Clark Island and Delaware/Horseshoe Islands. These islands are in the Maumee River near Walbridge Park and are owned by the City of Toledo.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Walbridge Park Shelter House
2761 Broadway St., Toledo
Plans for the H2Ohio-funded activities at and near the islands are focused on nutrient reduction through the settling of sediment and uptake from plants. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative-funded planning activities are focused on improving habitat for fish and benthos (small organisms that live on the river bottom). Island habitat in the Maumee River is particularly important for the prosperity of fish and benthos.
Engineering and design activities are being completed under the direction of the collaborating and funding agencies and are led by engineers and scientists at Verdantas (formerly Hull & Associates), with input from several specialists, including modeling experts at LimnoTech and biologists at the University of Toledo.
If you attended the September open house or viewed the draft designs shared at that event, the Clark Island design reflects minor refinements. The Delaware/Horseshoe Islands draft project design is now much more fully designed building upon the preliminary design prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2021-2022.
We hope you can join us on March 14th anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to learn more about these projects and to provide your thoughts for the design team’s consideration. For more information about these projects or this event, please visit www.toledoport.org/projects/clark-and-