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Ohio Conference on Freight -
Speakers Announced

TMACOG Planning Process Certified

Logistics Roundtable

NRAC Funds

Toledo Botanical Gardens dam

Ohio Stormwater Conference

Eco-Summit 2012

Member Highlight:
City of Waterville

LGIF Grants Announced

July /
August 2012

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Ohio Conference on Freight – Speakers Announced & Registration Open

Confirmed as keynote speakers for the 2012 Ohio Conference on Freight are Marc Levinson, author and economist; Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist, Key Private Bank; Jennifer Thompson, senior policy/research assistant, Brookings Institution; and Steve Tripp, head of worldwide vehicle transportation, Chrysler. The conference is September 13 & 14 at Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky...more

TMACOG Transportation Planning Process Certified

On May 24, TMACOG received official notification that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have jointly certified TMACOG’s planning process. The federal review team concluded that TMACOG, the area transit providers, and ODOT, have together made an exceptional effort to implement the requirements of the current transportation bill...more

Northwest Ohio Logistics Roundtable
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority recently organized a logistics roundtable initiative to define and discuss critical regional issues surrounding supply chains. TMACOG facilitated the meeting which was held at the agency’s office on May 23..more

Apply for Clean Ohio Funds by November

Communities in Lucas County are invited to apply for grants to preserve open space. The Clean Ohio Fund has allocated $1,267,184 for nonprofit organizations to preserve wetlands, parkland, or other open spaces. Applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent in local matching funds. Applications must be submitted to TMACOG by 5 p.m. November 13, 2012.

Application forms and program information can be found on the TMACOG website here, or on the Clean Ohio website here. For paper copies, please contact Joy Minarcin at TMACOG, 419.241.9155 ext. 128...more

Dams Breached at Toledo Botanical Garden
As part of a plan to restore natural water flow through the Toledo Botanical Garden, holes were created in two dams in the park and water was allowed to flow out.

The dams were constructed about 30 years ago as part of a design to create lakes at the site. When built, the lakes were 10 to 14 feet deep. Because of sediment being deposited behind the dams, the ponds are now much shallower, in some places only inches deep...more

Oregon Recognized at Statewide Stormwater Conference
The City of Oregon received an award for Program Excellence for their Big Ditch Improvement Project at June’s statewide Ohio Stormwater Conference held in Toledo June 7 & 8...more

2012 Eco-Summit
Northwest Ohio will be the site of some field trips that are part of EcoSummit 2012, September 30 through October 5 in Columbus. The summit is organized by Ohio State University, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Ecological Society of America, INTECOL, and the Society for Ecological Restoration. Local field trips include a visit to the Stone Lab in Lake Erie, Oak Openings, and a coastal tour of Magee Marsh and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

Some of the world's most respected minds in ecological science will speak about restoring the planet’s ecosystems at the summit. Scheduled to present are Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom, Pulitzer Prize winners E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond, Kyoto Prize winner Simon Levin, and Stockholm Water Prize laureates Sven Jørgensen and William Mitsch.



Member Highlight
City of Waterville

The little village that was started by one man in 1831 is all grown up. Waterville was officially re-designated as a city in 2011 when the Census showed that its population exceeds 5,000. Waterville now meets with the City Caucus at TMACOG meetings. ...more

Member News: LGIF grants
The Ohio Department of Development has announced winners of Local Government Innovation Fund (LGIF) awards. The LGIF program is designed to encourage collaboration and shared services between governments. In northwest Ohio: ...more


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