‘Metroparks’ most ambitious project’

Howard Marsh takes shape, prepares for spring 2018 opening

With Howard Marsh park taking shape in northeast Lucas County, officials from the Metroparks of the Toledo Area are closing in on their goal of having a metropark within five miles of every county resident.

The 1,000-acre site in Jerusalem Township, just west of Metzger’s Marsh marks the 16th park to join the metroparks system.

It was purchased for $6 million in 2008 using $3 million from the Ohio Division of Wildlife and $1.8 million from the Clean Ohio Fund. The metroparks’ land acquisition fund covered the remaining $1.2 million. At the time, it was the district’s single largest land purchase.

Plans to return the property to wetlands began shortly after it was acquired with funding assistance from Ducks Unlimited.

 

 

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