Maumee Bay State Park Wetland Reconnection

Lucas County | Coastal Western Lake Erie Basin

Portions of the existing Maumee Bay State Park wetland complex are dominated by non-native, invasive tall grasses called Phragmites.  This project will involve controlling the Phragmites through water level management which will enhance native vegetation and adding a water control structure which will allow the Lake water to access the wetland, and the wetland will filter nutrients out of Lake Erie. As a secondary benefit, the added control structures will expand wildlife habitat allowing fish to pass between the restored wetland and Lake Erie.

Project size: 137 Acres
Partners: The Nature Conservancy