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Junction Avenue - Urban Waters

On Saturday, April 18, residents of the Junction Avenue Neighborhood in central Toledo are hosting an Earth Day Event that will include trash and tire pick up event and other activities. The event is part of the community’s on-going revitalization planning and environmental justice efforts.

Over the past two years neighbors have taken action in response to overgrown vacant lots, illegal dumping, and overall disinvestment in the neighborhood. During the April 18 event, partners in the Junction Urban Waters Project will facilitate a community greening design charrette, kickoff a design competition, and provide educational hands-on activities. During the design charrette, residents who have been learning about green infrastructure options will submit their ideas for greening a vacant lot slated for demolition in the late spring. These ideas will be incorporated into the Land Bank’s pilot site for a vacant-to-green initiative. The Junction community’s partners include TMACOG, the Land Bank, the City of Toledo, and many other local partners.

For more information about the Urban Waters program contact Stormwater Planner Kari Gerwin, 419-241-9155, ext. 103.

Junction Avenue residents are planning to replace this house with green infrastructure. They are considering options and presenting their designs.



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