Improving Habitats for Wildlife

This Project will design the restoration of fish and other aquatic habitats by completing baseline, chemical, geotechnical, hydrologic, and ecological evaluations on a portion of Duck Creek within the Maumee River watershed. We are currently seeking feedback on the condition and public usage of Collins Park, the golf course, and Duck Creek.

Decrease Sedimentation Increase Wildlife

Duck Creek runs through the middle of Collins Park and has been significantly altered through subsurface culverts, resulting in degraded fish and wildlife habitat. Through this feasibility project, this site has significant potential to provide improved habitat for a variety of native species.

About the Project


The Collins Park Stream Restoration Feasibility project will plan for the restoration of a degraded watercourse and wetland habitat on a portion of Duck Creek within the Maumee River watershed.

  • Environmental
    Bring new fish and wildlife habitat, reduced sedimentation
  • Economic
    Enhance opportunities for public recreation, Improved fishery
  • Community
    Improve urban nature space, water quality and, ecosystem health

Project Process

Fall 2021Feasibility Study
Spring 2022Consult Study
Spring 2023Complete Study

Funding and Partners

Approximately $200,000 is available for this project through the GLRI, a regional program that is supporting implementation of a comprehensive restoration plan for the Great Lakes, including cleaning up AOCs. The project funding comes from NOAA through a Regional Partnership with GLC. The project is being managed locally by the City of Toledo.

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