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Wildlife MAP Project Call-Out

SM PostPart of the MAAC’s outreach and education efforts for 2020 is focusing on publicizing project work that was completed or is being conducted as part of the BUI 14b (Wildlife Habitat) recommendations. As such, a suite of social media posts, informational “rack” cards, and video tours are being generated to spread the word regarding this progress and project successes.

The first social media post was made in early February to the MAAC’s Facebook and Twitter pages. See below for the content displayed on Facebook and stay tuned for more posts and information this year!
Content posted to Facebook @MaumeeAOC on February 4, 2020:

Progress is being made in a number of wildlife habitat restoration projects recommended through the Maumee Area of Concern (AOC) program. A great example this work is the effort to improve degraded wildlife habitat near the Maumee State Forest. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and the Ohio Nature Conservancy are working to return over 100 acres of previously bare/farmed land to native woodland and wetland habitat. Progress to-date includes the restoration of natural hydrology, the planting of 9,000 native tree seedlings, and the seeding of prairie areas with native vegetation. It is reported that a variety of wildlife (frogs, deer, ducks, etc.) are already utilizing this area! See the following link for more information about the Maumee AOC: #GLRI

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.