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The UPPER MAUMEE WATERSHED Mike Miller. Maumee Watershed The Maumee River is formed in Fort Wayne at the confluence of the St. Marys (flowing north) and.

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1 The UPPER MAUMEE WATERSHED Mike Miller

2 Maumee Watershed The Maumee River is formed in Fort Wayne at the confluence of the St. Marys (flowing north) and the St. Joseph (flowing south) The Maumee River flows northeast to Lake Erie through Toledo The Maumee River is the single largest watershed/river flowing into the Great Lakes

3 Two Groups Save Maumee Grassroots Organization – Local (Fort Wayne) group Upper Maumee Watershed Group – Combines both Indiana and Ohio interests – Has applied for several large grants for watershed restoration Partial membership overlap between the two

4 RiverFest Local (Fort Wayne) annual weekend at IPFW on the banks of the St. Joe River Upper Maumee has a presence, including volunteers, hand-outs, and a photo contest

5 Photo Contest Submissions Submissions are open from May 15 – June 15 Submissions must be – Electronic images, 5 -7 MB in size – Taken on/near/showing the Maumee River – Become property of UMWG – Must be noted as to photographer, location, date

6 Photo Contest Selection Submissions will be juried before RF submissions will be presented at RF Each submission will have a can in front where votes from the public can be cast Each public voter will be given ten corn kernels as votes Votes can be spread among several submissions or concentrated on one Top three vote recipients will be awarded prizes (UMWG T-shirts) and recognition

7 RiverFest RiverFest is a one-day festival celebrating our rivers with music, art, family, food, and fun along the St. Joseph River on the IPFW campus. Boat Show – June 25-26, boats and trucks galore Boat Show RiverWalk/Run - 4 km trek starting early and designed for families RiverWalk/Run FamilyFest - Fun, hands-on activities and games for children of all ages FamilyFest ArtFest - Fine Arts and Crafts Sale featuring selected artists from around the region ArtFest FoodFest - Concessions throughout the day and adult beverages and food in the evening FoodFest SplashFest River Activities - Canoe and kayak races, pontoon and kayak rides, ski show SplashFest River Activities RockFest – Music from noon to midnight, plus fireworks and floating cauldrons of fire on the St. Joseph River RockFest


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