Mark Greenwood has been visiting with numerous agencies over the past months to determine how we can create a canoe kayak launch at Riverside Park. The ACDC has agreed to partner on this project, Jim Pendergrast is representing the ACDC. We will be surveying the current roadway and launch areas to begin creating formal layouts to submit with applications to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio EPA. As the project begins to take shape, a task group will formed to help with any funding efforts and work related activities for the project. If anyone has specific skills or access to landscape architect or civil engineering expertise, please contact Mark Greenwood.
In addition to local efforts being made, there is an effort to create a state designated Water Trail for length of the Maumee River in Ohio. State designated water trails are highlighted on the Ohio DNR website, and will help to create additional interest and participation throughout the river system. For more information feel free to visit: http://watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/watertrails. Once the Maumee River has been designated as a state water trail, we will be better positioned for eligibility on state grant monies that are available each year. In addition, Antwerp will be promoted along with all the other access sites along the Maumee. The state will also provide signage and water trail pamphlets to be distributed at each access point.