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Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC)


Round 13 Updates Coming Soon


NRAC Round 12 Meeting Notices 2017/2018


Next meeting: June 26, 2018 | 1:30 pm | TMACOG Boardroom

>>June 22, 2017 Agenda | Minutes

>>November 2, 2017 Agenda | Minutes

>>December 6, 2017 Agenda | Minutes


>>April 12, 2018 Agenda | Minutes

>>Meeting Archive NEW


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 $9 million dollars to Lucas County for protecting over 1900 acres of
open spaces and wetlands

Most projects in Lucas County have been completed. A project is the Howard Farms Land Acquisition. The Metroparks of the Toledo Area plans to preserve 958 acres just west of the Metzger Marsh State Wildlife Area in Jerusalem Township and restore it to marsh.


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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