Ottawa River Coalition
Partnering for a healthier Ottawa River
How You Can Protect The Ottawa River
We all contribute to water quality.
Join us as we work toward a cleaner Ottawa River.
Making Sense Of Stormwater
Is the water leaving your property clean?
Welcome to your Ottawa River.
The Ottawa River flows through Allen and Hardin Counties, past farms, neighborhoods and city streets. It is a living, vital river that shapes our landscape and our lives. The Ottawa River Coalition was formed to preserve and protect the river; and dozens of businesses, industries, governments, organizations and individuals work together toward that common goal. The Ottawa River is healthier now than it has been in decades because people are making positive impacts. A healthy river supports a healthy community. This is your river. What are you doing to protect it?
Don’t miss the Ottawa River Cleanup on April 22.
The annual Ottawa River Cleanup takes place April 22. Meet at the Central Services Building at 9:00am to be assigned a specific section of the river to clean. We’ll provide gloves and trash bags. Kids are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. So get your family, organization, church or class together and join us for a fun morning cleaning up our beautiful Ottawa River!
Governor Mike DeWine has announced an initiative to ensure safe and clean water for all Ohioans. It is a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving water quality over the long term. H2Ohio focuses specifically on reducing phosphorus, creating wetlands, addressing failing septic systems, and preventing lead contamination. Learn more on the H2Ohio website and download 10 Best Management Practices flyer.
If you are pursuing a career related to environmental stewardship, apply now for the Beth Seibert Scholarship.
Map of Watershed Features
I just think the Ottawa River Coalition is a great organization of groups that have the same purpose: to improve the water quality and environment in our community. So hats off to them!
- Roy BaldridgeLima/Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership
Today the Ottawa River is just beautiful. We wouldn't be where we're at today without the Coalition.
- Kevin BruinVolunteer
It's very refreshing to see a lot of different people working together for a common goal: to have a healthy river in our community.
- Leslie RileyTri-Moraine Audubon Society
It's exciting being a part of making the community better for all of us to live in.
- Evelyn SmithRegional Planning Commission
Let us know how you’d like to be
involved with the Ottawa River
We’d love to have you volunteer with us. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Please let us know what your interests are, and feel free to ask us any questions you may have about who we are and what we do.