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Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC)

Round 13 applications due 03/15/19 by 5:00 p.m. All applicants are
strongly encouraged to offer site visits to NRAC members prior to submitting an

To schedule a visit, contact: Sara Guiher, NRAC District 12 Liaison, at 419-241-9155 x 1147

Round 13 Meeting Notices 2018/2019

Next Meeting
NRAC discussion of applications (optional and subject to cancellation)
Thursday, March 28, 2019| 2:00 pm
TMACOG Boardroom
300 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Suite 300
Toledo, OH 43604

December 4, 2018
Agenda | Minutes | Presentation - NRAC District 12 Methodology Review - Erika Buri, The Olander Park System

June 26, 2018
Agenda | Minutes

Meeting Archive NEW

About NRAC

In 2000, Ohio voters approved the Clean Ohio Fund to return tax dollars to local communities for the protection of the environment. These funds have been used for open space acquisition, and to protect and enhance riparian corridors and watersheds. Each Clean Ohio Fund district has an 11-member committee that evaluates local applications for the Clean Ohio grants. In Lucas County, TMACOG manages that committee: The Natural Resources Assistance Council for District 12 (NRAC/12). Members of the district NRAC were chosen from among organizations with expertise in conservation, natural resource protection, parks and recreation, real estate development, and environmental protection. The NRAC is responsible for receiving applications and deciding how to allocate grants from the Clean Ohio Fund, based on uniform statewide criteria.

NRAC ROUND 11 & 12 Awarded Projects 2017/2018
Total Cost
Clean Ohio Share
Metroparks - East Riverfront Restoration
Metroparks - Toledo East Riverfront Phase 2
$1,205,570 23

NRAC in Lucas County
Clean Ohio funds have returned more than $15 million dollars to Lucas County for protecting over 2800 acres of
open spaces and wetlands

The largest project to date is the acquisition of 959 acres of former agricultural land by Metroparks Toledo to create Howard Marsh Metropark. This park features water and hiking trails, and restores coastal wetlands that are critical habitat for fish, reptiles, amphibians, and migratory birds.

The Howard Marsh Metropark
photo credit: metroparkstoledo
photo credit: metroparkstoledo

-The Olander Park System used Clean Ohio funds for the Herr Road oak savanna and wetland.

Natural Resources Assistance Council

Sara Guiher
Water Quality Planner
District 12 NRAC Liaison
300 Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Toledo, OH 43604

Rick Bryan, Chairman
Lucas SWCD
130-A W Dudley St
Maumee, OH 43537

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>>District 12 Natural     Resources Assistance     Council Scoring     Methodology 2019 NEW

>>Clean Ohio Conservation     Fund Application and     Instructions for Financial     Assistance

>>Glossary of Terms for     Clean Ohio Conservation     Fund Application and     Methodology

>>NRAC District 12
    Historical Project List

>>NRAC 12 information on     Ohio Public Works     Commission website


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