Tag Archives: Environment

Follow that Bird!: Taking Flight with Toledo Naturalists

Spring is finally conquering winter’s icy grip, allowing Toledo’s nature lovers to migrate outdoors. Looking to leave the roost and explore, but not sure where to begin?   Toledo Naturalists’ Association takes you underwing with a colorful variety of field trips. Toledo au natural “Getting people outdoors and active. That’s the primary way you get people

Toledo Metroparks Run With Vision

Five years into a bold 20 year plan, Toledo Metroparks is providing the community with greater access to the Parks System by creating more public parks, corridors, greenways, restored wetlands, and natural spaces.


Wood County poultry barns, Ohio mega farms, Indiana hog pens, a Mapquest scan of hot blue dots upriver across the state line to Ft. Wayne and beyond. Froth and runoff pumped from CAFO tanks through treatment troughs, then piped to the sink. Chemical soup, chicken poop, cow plop, muck, faint flecks. Iridescent striations, phosphorus, zinc

…But the water is okay to drink

 Toledo issued a recreational public health advisory for the Maumee River recently. According to a release from the Toledo Lucas County Health Department: “Swimming and wading in the Maumee River is not recommended for children, pregnant/ nursing women, pets, or those with certain medical conditions. Advisory signs will be posted along the Maumee River at