TOLEDO, Ohio – On average, two big ships call every day at the docks of this Lake Erie city. To ensure the ships do not scrape the bottom of the shallow port at the mouth of the silty Maumee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers annually dredges 700,000 cubic meters (900,000 cubic yards) of mud and sand from the channel, or 1 million metric tons a year.
Ohio, Ottawa County, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
In northwestern Ohio, federal, state, and regional partners have joined forces to restore coastal wetlands that provide critical habitat for migratory birds. These restoration activities simultaneously nurture the booming regional tourist industry that depends on their presence.