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Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC)


Round 13 Meeting Notices 2018/2019


June 26, 2018
Agenda | Minutes


Round 12 Meeting Notices 2017/2018

April 12, 2018
Agenda | Minutes


December 6, 2017
| Minutes

November 2, 2017
| Minutes


June 22, 2017
| Minutes

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About NRAC

In 2000, Ohio voters approved the Clean Ohio Fund to return tax dollars to local communities for the protection of the environment. These funds have been used for open space acquisition, and to protect and enhance riparian corridors and watersheds. Each Clean Ohio Fund district has an 11-member committee that evaluates local applications for the Clean Ohio grants. In Lucas County, TMACOG manages that committee: The Natural Resources Assistance Council for District 12 (NRAC/12). Members of the district NRAC were chosen from among organizations with expertise in conservation, natural resource protection, parks and recreation, real estate development, and environmental protection. The NRAC is responsible for receiving applications and deciding how to allocate grants from the Clean Ohio Fund, based on uniform statewide criteria.


NRAC ROUND 11 & 12 Awarded Projects 2017/2018



Total Cost

Clean Ohio Share



Metroparks - East Riverfront Restoration Phase 1





Metroparks – Toledo East Riverfront Phase 2




>>Clean Ohio Fund FACT Sheet

NRAC Application Documents
NRAC District 12 Applicant Information
NRAC District 12 Fact Sheet
Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Application and Instructions for Financial Assistance
District 12 Natural Resources Assistance Council Scoring Methodology 2018
Glossary of Terms for Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Application and Methodology
NRAC District 12 Methodology Review
(ppt presentation) NEW

NRAC in Lucas County
Clean Ohio funds have returned more than $15 million dollars to Lucas County for protecting over 2800 acres of
open spaces and wetlands

The largest project to date is the acquisition of 959 acres of former agricultural land by Metroparks Toledo to create Howard Marsh Metropark. This park features water and hiking trails, and restores coastal wetlands that are critical habitat for fish, reptiles, amphibians, and migratory birds.


Photos from the Lake Erie marshes show the desired outcome for the Howard Farms property.


-The Olander Park System used Clean Ohio funds for the Herr Road oak savanna and wetland.


Natural Resources Assistance Council

Sara Guiher
Water Quality Planner
District 12 NRAC Liaison
300 Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Toledo, OH 43604

Rick Bryan, Chairman
Lucas SWCD
130-A W Dudley St
Maumee, OH 43537

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NRAC District 12 Historical Project List

Clean Ohio Fund

Clean Ohio Fund fact Sheet

NRAC grant application materials

NRAC 12 information on Clean Ohio Fund website






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