Ottawa River Restoration Plan on the Table

Ohio EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment for the Ottawa River in Toledo.

In order to discuss the plan and listen to comments, a public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Toledo City Council Chambers.

The preferred restoration alternative involves natural resource-based projects within the Western Lake Erie Basin and Ottawa River that will enhance and preserve aquatic habitat and natural areas through the acquisition, protection and re-establishment of wetland, riparian and upland habitats.

The public meeting will begin with an information session with Ohio EPA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff presenting a summary of the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment. After the information session, the public can submit oral or written comments regarding the plan.

In addition, written comments will be accepted until April 15.

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