Local Resources

Below are links for more information regarding the Swan Creek Watershed:

Swan Creek Balance Growth Initiative

Ohio Lake Erie Commission Balance Growth Initiative

Metroparks of the Toledo Area

University of Toledo Department of Environmental Sciences


  • Views: 1421 Fate of a River: Apathy or Action -

    In 1965, the Junior League of Toledo produced this film depicting foaming detergents, raw sewage, industrial discharges, gasping fish and algae-laden streams in the Maumee River Watershed. This film helped citizens throughout Northwest Ohio recognize that their actions were negatively affecting local waterways and proposed actions they could take to clean up the environment.

  • Views: 1032 Fate of a River: Revisited -


    This story updates the current environmental state of the Maumee River with discussion on the today's health of this important Great Lakes watershed. This program was born from a respect for, and a desire to update the decades-old original film 'Fate of a River' that spurred public interest in saving our Northwest Ohio water resources.

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