Ottawa River Restoration Continues
Work to improve habitat in and around the Ottawa River where it flows through the University of Toledo campus continued with planting of more than 300 plants and trees on the re-constructed stream bank. Species included Indigo Bush, Chokeberry, Hornbeam, Hackberry, Buttonbush, Redbud, Dogwood, Winterberry, Spicebush, Tulip Poplar, Sycamore, Black Cherry, several Oak species, Sumac, Rose, Sassafras, and Viburnum. To protect trees from deer, a repellent was applied and wiring will be installed around trunks.
Old fill was removed and the stream bank reconstructed. The new structure improves habitat in the water and on the banks and better accommodates seasonal flooding.