September 2009
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Wolf Creek Committee to be Formalized

For several years, TMACOG and many partners have been working on studies and projects addressing water quality at the Lake Erie beaches of Maumee Bay State Park. Most recently, the Maumee Bay Bacteria Task Force did important research on the source of bacterial contamination at the beaches. The new Wolf Creek Committee is being formed to continue that work. The committee will plan and implement basic scientific research and conduct programs and projects that will reduce, control, or remove pollutants and restore wetlands and floodplains. The ultimate goal of the committee is to improve water quality at the Lake Erie beaches, provide for safe water recreation and improve and protect habitat.

The committee will be composed of voting members of jurisdictions in the area including the cities of Oregon and Northwood, and Jerusalem Township. Other members will represent county health departments, county engineers’ offices, and Ohio agencies including the Department of Natural Resources and Ohio EPA. Non-voting members will include TMACOG, the U.S. Geological Survey, and divisions of the University of Toledo.

Like all TMACOG council and committee meetings, all meetings of the Wolf Creek Committee will be announced and open to the public. The first meeting will not be set until after the committee’s operating procedures are formally adopted by the TMACOG Environmental Council and Executive Committee. For more information, see Wolf Creek / Berger Dich web page.

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