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NW Ohio’s New Wetlands – Thur. 12/12/19 at Manos

Posted Dec 4th, 2019 by Tahree Lane  Category: Community Interest

 

Northwest Ohio will have more wetlands in the coming year: 24 will be newly constructed or reconnected to ditches, creeks, and rivers in an effort to deliver cleaner water to Lake Erie, thereby helping to reduce the annual summer scourge of harmful algae. The wetlands’ aquatic plants will absorb nutrients such as phosphorus, and allow sediment such as soil, to settle out before reaching Lake Erie.
> Scott Butterworth, district manager of Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife District 2, will discuss how the agency plans to spend $46.2 million on Northwest Ohio wetlands at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Manos Restaurant in Toledo.
> Projects will range in size from a few acres to several hundred acres, and will be located on both public and private land, said Butterworth. Some will be reconnected to flowing water, some will be on the coast. Both the Maumee and Sandusky bay areas are included in the project, part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2OHIO effort, using funds from the state’s budget surplus.
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> Butterworth, who’s been with ODNR for 22 years and oversees a staff of 85 from his Findlay office, will speak at the Lake Erie Waterkeeper’s monthly meeting. His talk, open to the public, will be followed by a roundtable discussion of the health of the lake. Manos Restaurant is at 1701 Adams St. at 17th St. Information: lakeeriewaterkeeper.org.

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