Howard Marsh Restoration

The Spieker Company was proud to be a part of this federally funded project that restored and protected 243 acres of coastal wetlands along the south shore of Lake Erie. One of the most ambitious projects in Metropark history, this restoration of over 1,000 acres of wetlands was critical to a healthy Lake Erie. The new boat launch gives park visitors access to six miles of water trails for canoeing and kayaking. Avid birders, walkers & hikers can enjoy five miles of dike top trails as well as the new 1,077 foot boardwalk trail. The quarter mile Madewell Trail extends into a marsh and two overlooks provide access for fishing and birding.

Flood risks were also reduced with the additional acreage which helps to improve Lake Erie’s water quality. This expansion will help to bring fishing, birding and paddling enthusiasts out to the Metropark and enable outdoor lovers to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer in our area.

Project Data

  • Client
    Toledo Metroparks
  • Architect
    DGL Consulting Engineers
  • Contract
  • Location
    Toledo, OH