News

October 3, 2019

The Toledo Waterways Initiative once again sponsored and participated in the Clean Your Streams Day event on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. TWI was one of several local organizations with educational and interactive tables at the Appreciation Picnic to reinforce the importance of clean waterways and ways volunteers can make a difference. This year marked the 23rd Clean Your Streams event in the Toledo region, and nearly 1,000 volunteers helped clean the area’s waterways. Hosted by Partners for Clean Streams (PCS), Clean Your Streams is an annual event that makes a positive impact on the environment and in our community. For three hours on a Saturday in September, volunteers join forces to clean tons of trash from more than 60 sites along 30+ miles of rivers in the greater Toledo area. All trash collected is recorded and later, with Ohio’s Coastweeks program and the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, reported for local and international research. Over the past 22 CYS cleanups, 301,681 pounds of trash have been collected by 12,134 volunteers.
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Trinity Rowines, Destiny Dalton, & Jessica Knaggs

David & CJ Hylant

Damian Moore & Mercedes Schorger

Beth Jarvis

August 5, 2019

During the quarterly meeting of CPAC and the Downtown Storage Basin BAC, members of the TWI team updated attendees on the TWI Program construction status for the third quarter of 2019 and gave an overview of the Downtown Storage Basin project. Following the presentations, members of both groups were taken on a tour of the basin construction site.

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April 23, 2019

Members of the TWI team updated the CPAC group on construction status for Q1 of 2019 and gave an overview of the upcoming compliance phase.
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October 1, 2018

After a three-year closure for the construction of the Ottawa River Storage Facility, the reopening of Joe E. Brown Park
was recognized on September 29, 2018 with a family fun celebration.

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September 18, 2018

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge, which connects downtown Toledo and East Toledo, will be closed beginning Sept. 24, 2018. The bridge must be closed for Toledo Waterways Initiative work to install an 84-inch pipe connecting a combined sewer overflow to a 5.2-million-gallon storage basin under International Park.

The established detour will be via the Craig Bridge. Click “Read more” to see the suggested detour.

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Program Progress

97%
97% Complete
Started in 2002
Completed in 2020

The Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) program encompasses more than 45 separate projects over the course of 18 years, at a total estimated cost of $527 million. This bar shows how close this program is to completion.