In 2010, the Ohio Lake Erie Commission received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The OLEC passed through this funding to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, who in turn contracted with Hull and Associates.
The Toledo Harbor Sediment Management and Reuse Project developed a plan guided by the Task Force that includes short and long term options to eliminate open water disposal, restore aquatic and upland habitat, and provide alternatives for the reuse of dredged material.
On June 16, 2011 the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and the Great Lakes Commission hosted a Public Forum for the Toledo Harbor GLRI project. Forum attendees had the opportunity to share their ideas for beneficial use of sediment for consideration, and potential incorporation into a sediment management strategy for the Toledo Harbor that is being developed by the Task Force
. Click the link below to view the First Public Forum Final Report.
First Public Forum Final Report
A Second Public Forum, held on June 19, 2012, allowed forum attendees to learn about proposed sediment management and use options under consideration for incorporation into a local sediment management strategy for Toledo Harbor, as well as the evaluation approach used to prioritize the options. Stakeholder feedback was sought through a Q&A session as well as a post-forum survey. Click the link below to view the Second Public Forum Final Report.
Second Public Forum Final Report
The Toledo Harbor Sediment Management and Use Plan was completed in 2012.
Project Fact Sheet
Final Toledo Harbor Sediment Management and Use Plan (41MB PDF)
As part of the project, additional funds were provided through the Lake Erie Protection Fund to further investigate the agricultural field improvement option. Information about this part of the project is included in the Plan.
For 2013, the Toledo Harbor Task Force is actively investigating funding to pursue a follow-up project for the agricultural field improvement option.
For more information on this project, please contact the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 419-621-2040.