Ottawa River Coalition | Partnering For A Healthier River
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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?

The Allen Soil and Water Conservation District interns have added floating wetlands to Bear Pit Pond and Cemetery Pond in Faurot Park to balance the ecosystem in these bodies of water. Read all the details here.​

Learn more about the ​10 best management practices being championed by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Agriculture regarding phosphorus reduction in the Western Lake Erie Basin.


Water Quality


My River


Map of Watershed Features




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.