(Jerusalem Twp., OH) Lucas County's newest Metropark will be dedicated today.
Howard Marsh is a 1,000-acre wetland restoration in the eastern part of Lucas County and represents the largest project in the 90-year history of Metroparks Toledo.
The park will feature more than six miles of hiking trail, a short boardwalk, and six miles of permanent deep-water channel for fishing and kayaking. A marsh is a form of wetland which filters pollution from run-off water, so the Metropark is expected to help free Lake Erie of some pollutants that lead to toxic algae blooms.
There's another added benefit for wildlife-- as a habitat for migrating songbirds and a spawning ground for fish. Howard Marsh will open to the public this Saturday, but a dedication ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. today in Jerusalem Township.