Kaptur welcomes first federal investment in Toledo Marina District park development
Toledo, OH – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force learned this afternoon that Metroparks of Toledo will receive $500,000 to assist in the redevelopment of Toledo’s Marina District as an urban metropark. According to Kaptur, the metropark of Toledo’s East Riverfront Restoration Phase 1 will receive the funding from Sustain Our Great Lakes, a public-private partnership that supports habitat restoration in the Great Lakes Basin, and is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).
The Toledo East Riverfront Restoration Phase 1 project will restore 21 acres of former brownfields along the Maumee River near downtown Toledo, with a total project cost of over $2.7 million.
“The Toledo Metroparks and its public and private partners are to be heartily congratulated for advancing an important and competitive application to receive these funds,” said Kaptur. “Our local community is on the front line of caring for Lake Erie and has worked with federal partners to move this project forward. This major investment in open space in Toledo’s core will have lasting impact on Lake Erie and the Great Lakes ecosystem."
Congresswoman Kaptur is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittee on the Interior Department which funds the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Additional information about the funded Ohio projects and the full 2017 Sustain Our Great Lakes 2017 Grant Slate can be found here.