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ENVIRONMENT
Toledo Botanical Gardens

208 Plan

Rain Gardens

Good Housekeeping

TRANSPORTATION

Bike Month

Regional TPOs

Ohio Conference on Freight




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ENVIRONMENT_________________________

Water Feature Improved at Toledo
Botanical Gardens



A recent makeover restored a little natural look to a well-manicured public garden space.

A rehab and remediation project at Toledo Botanical Garden removed two low head dams, restored a stream to a more natural state, and improved the lake. The public was invited to appreciate the transformation at a grand opening May 9...read more


208 Plan Approved by Environmental Council
Following input at a public meeting held May 7 and vote for approval at the Environmental Council meeting held May 23, the updated Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (the 208 Plan) will be presented to the TMACOG Board of Trustees for final approval Wednesday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. If the updated 208 Plan is approved, it will be submitted to the states of Ohio and Michigan for inclusion in state-wide plans...read more


Rain Gardens for Stormwater Control

The first principles of stormwater management are to reduce the amount of runoff, and to treat stormwater as close as possible to where it falls. Minimizing the amount of rainwater that runs into our built structure of sewers and pipes saves money, can prevent overloading the storm sewer system (which can cause flooding), and can be an asset to the natural environment...read more


Stormwater Checkup

TMACOG’s stormwater planner is available to help jurisdictions with a basic checkup of their stormwater procedures and to take some preventive measures...read more

 

TRANSPORTATION______________________

Bike Month 2013
Bike to the Right – Go with the Flow


May was national Bike Month and TMACOG promoted local events that encouraged safe cycling and the use of a bicycle for regular commuting to work or school. Local events in 2013 were developed around the theme “Bike to the Right, Go with the Flow.” T-shirts showed the message that bikers are safest when they ride in the street, with the flow of traffic...read more

 

TMACOG to Mentor Planning
Lucas and Wood counties in Ohio and parts of Monroe County in Michigan are part of the TMACOG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). There are other MPOs serving population centers around the state...read more



Ohio Conference on Freight


The Drive to Innovate

Registration for the 2013 Ohio Conference on Freight is open at www.ohiofreight.org. And early registration brings benefits. Those who register by August 9 will pay the early bird rate of $250. Registration after August 9 is $300*. The conference is September 12 and 13 and will be held in the same venue as last year, the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky...read more


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Upcoming Events

Summer Caucus and State Legislators Forum
Date and location TBD
Contact:
Peggy Ricard, 419.241.9155 ext. 105

Ohio Conference on Freight
September 12 & 13, at the Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky
Contact:
Christine Drennen, 419.241.9155 ext. 119