About the UMW Partnership
The Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership is a locally-led group of concerned citizens and organizations whose primary goal is the improvement of water quality throughout the Upper Maumee River Watershed and ultimately throughout the Western Lake Erie Basin.
As we continue to expand our membership and activities, our focus is the development of a watershed management plan and implementation of best management practices. Additionally, events and other public outreach programs are held to further communities’ awareness of water quality.
The Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership meets on the 2nd Wednesday of odd months. The Upper Maumee Implementation committees will meet as needed. The current committees are: Urban, Agriculture, Recreation and Septic Systems. The public is encouraged to attend and participate at all meetings.
There are numerous issues that the Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership is addressing. They include:
- Flooding and Associated Damage
- Degraded Water Quality/Maintaining Water Supply
- Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
- Limited Recreational Use
- Degraded Wildlife & Fish Habitat
- Commercial/Recreational Navigation
- Point & Non-Point Source Pollution
These issues and associated opportunities will be addressed in the watershed management plan that the group will finish by 2014. This plan will inventory areas of concern and will spell out specific best management practices that can be utilized to improve these conditions.
- Improve Water Quality
- Increase Awareness of Watershed Resources
- Increase Recreational Use
- Improve Fish & Wildlife Habitat
- Increase Education of Watershed Issues
- Reduce Pollution
- Reduce Soil Erosion and Sedimentation