The DeWine Administration has unveiled the first wave of wetland projects aimed at improving water quality in Lake Erie and throughout Ohio as part of the H2Ohio initiative. This first wave of H2Ohio projects are:
Oak Openings Preserve coordinated by Metroparks Toledo on the Maumee River watershed in Lucas County;
Sandusky Redhorse Bend coordinated by the Black Swamp Conservancy on the Sandusky River watershed in Sandusky County;
Maumee Bay State Park Wetland coordinated by several parties on Lake Erie in Lucas County;
Grassy Island and Cullen Park Wetland Restoration Projects coordinated by TLCPA and the City of Toledo on the Maumee River watershed in Lucas County; and
Forder Bridge coordinated by the Black Swamp Conservancy on the Maumee River watershed in Paulding County.
The aim of the projects is to create wetland vegetation to absorb phosphorus and other pollutants that would otherwise enter waterways including Lake Erie and fuel harmful algal blooms. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has more details. 11/25/2019