Work on Clark and Delaware/Horseshoe Islands restoration moves ahead

Construction of the Clark and Delaware/Horseshoe Islands Restoration Project is underway, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority said.

photo courtesy of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

Mark Haynes Construction, the construction contractor on this project, is currently building the perimeter rock berm/revetment structures at Clark and Delaware/Horseshoe Islands and backfilling wetland areas.

They are also dredging the coves at Delaware/Horseshoe Islands to create varying depths, providing habitat at various water levels.

The Port Authority received funding from Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative and through the U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to complete engineering, design, and permit preparation activities to restore Clark Island and Delaware/Horseshoe Island on the Maumee River.

While both projects offer nutrient reduction and habitat improvements, the H2Ohio-funded activities focus primarily on improving water quality, whereas the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative focuses primarily on improving habitat for fish and benthos, said the Authority.