Victories for our Rivers 2020
- Save Maumee received a third Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant (Jan 2019 through January 2021), to plant an additional 1,390 trees, along almost another mile of ditches and streams! Riparian Buffer Initiative 3
- (PICS) 15th Annual Earth Day(s) – Simply removed trash to commemorate that Earth Day is not simply once per year. April 2020 Social Distancing Member Clean-Up, filling a 20 yard dumpster from this site.
- Roaring 20’s World Faire, for Save Maumee’s Annual Fundraiser, to commemorate the 20’s and celebrate our current period in time while raising money for the shovel-ready projects! (February 2020)
- Completed U.S. Forest Service Class (4 Board Members), Adaptation to Climate Change, M&M Landfill Project
Victories for our Rivers 2019
- Here was our 7th project, Earth Day Tree Planting, where we installed approximately 610 bare root trees at a historic industrial site!
- Here was our 8th project, 2-Day October Tree Planting, where we installed 482 large native trees!
- Come to an event in 2019 and earn or purchase all the schwag that Lush bought Save Maumee to provide to our volunteers! THANK YOU!
- Another Bazaar Evening on the Maumee FUN-Raiser is an annual event you should never miss!
- Thanks to Flat Top Grill on March 7 for hosting Save Maumee for a wonderful Thursday evening to help fund our projects!
- 12th Annual Canoe Clean Up – Update and pics
Victories for our Rivers 2018
- Lush Cosmetics, Charity Pot donated $20,000 to Save Maumee, so we were able to provide toilets and hand-washing stations at our public events! They also bought all the stuff we wished for; sweatshirts and t-shirts with our logo, sew-on-patches, a billboard that will be up an entire year, stickers, brochures and so much more!
- Little River Wetland Project, Eagle Marsh allowed Save Maumee to take seed from their nature preserve! October 2018
- Removed hundreds of trees that DO NOT belong in a Nature Preserve!
- July 2018, a Hazardous Household Waste Site was opened in Allen County! WHOOT WHOOT!
- A Bazaar Evening on the Maumee River Fundraiser, February 17, 2017 – Promotional video about the event and our work!
Victories for our Rivers 2017
- Allen County Drainage Board Meetings are now on Public Access! WATCH THEM ALL HERE
- October 2017, Save Maumee Riparian Buffer Initiative planted 409 trees along the Maumee River and Rodenbeck Drain.
- Environmental Achievement Award 2017 ~ Presented to Save Maumee by Indiana Division: Isaac Walton League, June 4th’s State Convention.
- River Drums Festival was inspired by Save Maumee’s 2014 Canoe Trip, said Terry Doran, TRACK Organizer. Diversity, Rivers Celebrated – Journal Gazette, May 29, 2017
- Submitted Public Comments to the Indiana’s Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Domestic Action plan for the Western Lake Erie Basin – CLICK HERE:
- Save Maumee Sustainable Indiana 2020 Green Light Award 2016, Celebrating 200 years of Outstanding Environmental Projects, Bicentennial Green Legacy Hall of Fame
- 9th Annual Seed Harvest (October 2016)
- 9th Annual Canoe Clean Up (September 2016)
- Planted 460 trees over 3 Days – Six Mile Creek video coverage on Patty’s Page CLICK
11th Annual Earth Day April 2016
- The official count for volunteers was, 262! Volunteers logged 525.9 – 528 hours on Earth Day ALONE! We are grateful to everyone that came out to support this initiative.
- What species of trees did you plant? CLICK HERE
We had so much coverage RE: Earth Day and the Riparian Buffer Initiative!
- 21 Alive
- News Sentinal – “most ambitious local project”
- Frost Illustrated
- WOWO 1190
- 21 Alive Earth Day Coverage
- Journal Gazette
- Another Journal Gazette with more pictures!
- KPC Times (pg. 4)
- Indiana Tech Law School
- IF YOU CAN FIND THE LOCAL FOX FORT WAYNE HOME PAGE VIDEO, BY DEMETRIOUS LEWIS, that would be GREAT!
Save Maumee’s 11th Annual Earth Day was promoted by many other groupsAmerican Rivers, Hoosier Environmental Council, Community Calendar, National Public Radio,We could not even keep up with the blogs & pictures & mentions!Our trees were also dedicated to the Bicentennial Tree Celebration of Indiana.and made it into the Green Light Legacy Hall of Fame!4. Terry Doran released a video about the 141 mile canoe trip! VIDEO IS COMING SOON!But, here is the other video by Justinian Dispenza, if you missed it!5. Abigail King VP & Founder of Save Maumee deemed “Northeast Woman of Indiana” by Newscaster 33, thanks to Member, Sarah Loshe’s submission! “Northeast Woman of Indiana”6. Save Maumee made it into Sustainable Indiana 2016 BOOK! Explore Sustainable Indiana; Celebrating Hoosier Solutions to Our Climate Crisis with 2 pictures and 1 &1/2 pages of Save Maumee INFO! Find a copy to purchase for $10 here!7. Lydia Lamont, Save Maumee President, lead us in the Great American Clean Up on May 21!8. Greg Morrical started the Save Maumee Garbage Group Initiative!
From 2005 to 2015 we have planted over 1,000 trees, 900 pounds of seed, hundreds of pre-grown plants and removed over 26,000 pounds of trash from local streams and rivers…all while successfully raising awareness on 100% volunteer labor.