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 implementation of a watershed management plan and 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 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 are addressed in the watershed management plan released in 2014. The plan inventories areas of concern and  spells out specific best management practices that can be utilized to improve these conditions.

UMWP Goals

  • 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

Board of Directors

The Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership Board of Directors is composed of 9-15 people from diverse backgrounds and interests. The term is 2 years.

2021 Board of Directors

Board Director Expectations 




We have compiled maps, plans, information and links for the Upper Maumee Watershed on our  News & Resources Page




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