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Metroparks Toledo will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 21, in the Navarre Park Shelterhouse to give an update on the planning process for a new waterfront park on the east bank of the Maumee River, opposite downtown Toledo.

The open house style meeting will begin with a brief presentation at 6:30. Park district staff will remain until 8 p.m. to talk with residents about the plans at information stations.

       Oregon has scheduled improvements for the South Shore Veterans Park area this year and next year after holding several meetings to gauge public input on redeveloping the park.

        The city has received professional engineering analysis, as well as ideas from the public on proposed features of a revised park.

        Ideas offered at previous meetings included a splash pad, gazebos, enhancement of the Haley Boardwalk, development of a natural beach area, facilitating the launch of kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, a fishing pier or short dock, sand volleyball, and relocating Fire Station No.3 from its current location about a mile from the park to the southeast corner of the park.

        Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday teamed up with BP Refinery for a one day cleanup effort in Harbor View.

        Over 50 BP Refinery employees, their families, and homeowners volunteered as part of the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the Block program to perform small landscaping projects, remove trash and overgrown brush, and complete yard maintenance for residents that needed help in Harbor View. The cleanup effort started at 3 p.m. and lasted into the evening on June 5.

        A bill to allocate more funding for reducing phosphorus levels in Lake Erie will be sent to Gov. John Kasich by the end of this month, State Sen. Randy Gardner, R- Bowling Green, said.

        The Senate voted 33-0 Wednesday on Senate Bill 299, sponsored by Gardner, and a companion bill, sponsored by Steven Arndt, R – Port Clinton, is pending in the House finance committee.

       About 345 cubic yards of soil were excavated by May 24 from a lagoon at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey and placed in a feed pile until enough soil is available for processing, Arleen Kreusch, an outreach program specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said last week in an update of the project.

        Excavation work is currently focused in the southeast corner of the site along Gilbert Road.




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