Table of
Bike Month

Report on the Summit

Ohio Conference on Freight

Portage Watershed Plan

Public Meeting 208 Plan

New Grant for Swan Creek

Biggest Week in Birding

May /
June 2012

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Bicycles are Good for You and Good
for Public Health

Technology has made it possible for men and women, and even children, to go through an entire day and attain virtually no physical activity. Two generations ago, lots of people walked to work and when they got there they did physical labor. If they worked at home, housework included beating rugs and hoeing a garden. Now, because of computers, office work is mostly sedentary and while housework is still a lot of work, we have many more household machines. And leisure time has also changed for both children and adults. Video games and watching TV have displaced running around the neighborhood or taking an evening walk...more

Report on 2012 Transportation Summit

A record 224 people registered for the 18th TMACOG Transportation Summit on March 30. These attendees participated in a diverse and interesting program with three presentations and a keynote address...more
News about the 2012 Ohio Conference on Freight and other state-wide freight information is regularly updated on Go to the freight news tab for press releases related to legislative issues, financing, statistics, infrastructure, and transportation news. The events tab is a calendar of meetings and conferences for professionals in all modes of freight movement.

The Ohio Conference on Freight tab is your source for information as the 2012 program is developed. Check back often for updates. Registration for the 2012 program will be available at the end of June.

The 2012 Ohio Conference on Freight will be held September 13 & 14 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky. Kalahari’s newly expanded facility offers state-of-the-art technology and flexible exhibitor space to meet the needs of the conference and attendees.


Portage River Watershed Plan Endorsed

A comprehensive plan developed by TMACOG that addresses the Portage River watershed has been approved by TMACOG’s Portage River Basin Council (PRBC) and jointly endorsed by the Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The TMACOG Environmental Council will consider the plan at its May 24 meeting. The next step toward formal adoption of the watershed plan is the TMACOG Board of Trustees which will review recommendations at its regular June 20 meeting...more

May 9 Public Meeting: Updates to 208 Plan

Water Quality Management Plans (called 208 Plans) are updated regularly to account for new development and changes to sewerage systems. In Ohio, there are six area-wide plans. TMACOG’s planning area covers Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood counties in Ohio; and Bedford, Erie, and Whiteford townships in Monroe County, Michigan...more


New Grant Addresses Swan Creek
Watershed Habitat

TMACOG has learned that a grant application for habitat remediation in the Swan Creek watershed has been approved. The grant will provide $80,000 (to be combined with $54,000 in local matching funds) for a significant remediation project near Oak Openings...more

MEMBER NEWS__________________________

Biggest Week in Birding, May 4-13
Warblers and waterbirds mass every spring on the shores of Lake Erie as they pause before flying over the lake to their summer habitat. This behavior leads to world-famous bird watching opportunities along the southwest coast of the lake. The Black Swamp Bird Observatory welcomes birdwatchers with an extra-long week of activities and trips that they call the Biggest Week in Birding, May 4-13. An extensive Biggest Week website provides lots of information about planned events. Many events require pre-registration.
The Biggest Week is supported by the Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, Lake Erie Shores and Islands (Ottawa County and Erie County Visitors' Bureau), and Destination Toledo (Lucas County Visitors' Bureau). The Black Swamp Bird Observatory is a member of TMACOG.

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National Train Day Toledo
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Saturday, May 5,
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Bike Month
Many locations
May, 2012
Contact Kent Gardam, 419.241.9155 ext. 116

Water is Life

Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza
June 20, 2-3:30 p.m.

Ohio Conference on Freight
Kalahari Conference Center, Sandusky
September 13 & 14
Contact Christine Drennen, 419.241.9155 ext. 119