July & August 2013
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Stormwater Research Funded

The Ohio EPA has allocated several grants to Lucas County through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF). The grants will fund a variety of innovative stormwater management projects around the county. There is funding for another round of grants that will probably fund three more projects.

The City of Toledo will build a demonstration rain garden in the warehouse district of downtown Toledo, and test permeable gravel parking options.
Maumee Bay State Park will build a rain garden.
The University of Toledo will build a passive stormwater treatment demonstration project adjacent to the Ottawa River.
Lucas County plans a large permeable pavement and rain garden project to serve four acres in the Village of Holland.
The Metroparks of the Toledo Area will begin a large interpretive stormwater treatment project at the Middlegrounds area in concert with ODOT’s reconstruction of the Anthony Wayne Bridge. Currently, large pipes discharge stormwater from the bridge surface directly onto hard-packed ground close to the river. The Metroparks plan calls for a five-part treatment program including settlement tanks, a braided waterway, and a wetland area for further settling of suspended materials.


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