SITE WORK, TRAIL BUILDING, AND MASS EXCAVATION
This wetland restoration project has been in the making for nearly a decade and is part of an ongoing vision to see 1,000-acres of coastal wetlands restored.
Lake Erie Erosion
Our proposed work included the following:
Diked Wetland Construction
Tile removal/placement, erosion control measures, mass excavation and embankment for dikes and islands, riprap/fabric, pumps/pump unit structures & electric, habitat structures, and seed & mulch.
Park Amenity Construction
Boardwalks, aggregate paths, fishing and boat launch platforms/structures, aggregate road and lot, timber retaining walls & bollards, benches, signage and site utilities.
Complete with 5+ miles of walking trails, a 1,300 ft boardwalk, fishing & observation platforms, and 6-miles of navigable kayaking channels, this park has become a destination on Lake Erie.
– Protect the Lake Erie Coastline
– Increase Lake Accessibility
– Prevent Property Loss from Erosion
– Create Natural, Public Spaces for all to Enjoy
– Boost Tourism
– Improve Neighborhoods & Cities
Metroparks Toledo has set out to give every Lucas County resident access to a Metropark within 5 miles of where they live. And, we’re proud to be part of this goal.
With nearly 90 percent of Ohio’s coastal wetlands destroyed through development, every acre of coastal land is crucial to preserve wildlife, control erosion, drive tourism, and promote community enjoyment.
The Howard Marsh project includes:
– A meandering 7-mile stream for kayaking and canoeing
– Nearly 6 miles of walking trails
– Raised platforms for fishing
– A boat launch
– Parking area
– Restroom facilities and more