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Conceptual Designs for Maumee River Islands

The Maumee AOC Advisory Committee (MAAC) has been seeking feedback on design feature ideas intended to protect and enhance habitat at several island areas in the Maumee River. The group hosted an Open House outside at Walbridge Park and made presentations or had discussions with numerous other interested groups this fall.

These design ideas are part of a feasibility study underway to identify opportunities in the Maumee River where habitat for fish and benthos (small organisms that live on the river bottom) could be improved. Island habitat in the Maumee River is particularly important to fish and benthos. The island areas being considered for improvements are Audubon-Ewing Island Complex (owned by Metroparks Toledo), Marengo Island (owned by Metroparks Toledo), and the Delaware-Horseshoe Island Complex (owned by the City of Toledo).

Preliminary design and feasibility work is being performed under the direction of the MAAC and is being led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Other team members include the U.S. Geological Survey, Ohio EPA, ODNR, Partners for Clean Streams, The University of Toledo, and Hull & Associates, LLC. Project partners are the City of Toledo and Metroparks Toledo. This study is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

For more information on these conceptual ideas, please call or email Jenny Carter-Cornell, APR, (567) 200-4355 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Maumee AOC Committee works toward fishable and swimmable waters in the Maumee Area of Concern and delisting the beneficial use impairments. The Committee is working towards all major restoration projects being completed by 2025, through collaboration of partners and volunteer opportunities by its facilitating organization, Partners for Clean Streams. The committee is made up of representatives from various organizations, citizens, businesses and non-government agencies to build long term solutions to the area’s water quality issues.