Save Maumee

Organizations Working To Improve Water Quality


Save Maumee Grassroots Organization has been implementing restoration projects since 2005 as a 100% volunteer organi-zation. Save Maumee’s purpose is to preserve, protect and improve the ecosystems of the Upper Maumee River and Watershed by increasing public awareness through advocacy, collabora-tion, education and hands-on projects in the Ft. Wayne, Indiana area.This riparian buffer* initiative protects water quality by reducing erosion and protecting the river from the impact of adjacent land uses.

Save Maumee Riparian Buffer Initiative 2016-2019

  • Restored 1.4 miles of degraded stream banks
  • Created 4 acres of riparian buffer
  • Planting 2780 native trees and shrubs
  • Removal of invasive species including: Tree of Heaven, Autumn Olive & Asian Honeysuckle
  • Funding from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and US Forest Service
  • LOCAL PARTICIPATION! Thousands of volunteer hours!

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