You’re Invited!

It’s that time of year again,

the Save Maumee Grassroots Organization

Annual Member Meeting and Dinner!

Join us at J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Pub 

Located at

121 W Wayne Street 

Downtown Fort Wayne, 46802

There will be a presentation and discussion that will highlight what your membership supports.

This is the perfect time to renew your membership!

Tuesday, November 2nd

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Belleek Hall (all ages welcome)

Food will be provided.

Below you will find a zoom meeting link for those who

wish to participate from home.



Arrival and meet and greet


Presentation of accomplishments of 2021

Plans for 2022

Discussion about Senate Bill 389 (The Wetlands Bill)


Member Input

Hearing from our members about what you want to see Save Maumee

do and participate in for the coming year


Social hour and goodbyes.

We are so thankful for all the support and can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Andrea Hamman- President

Lauren Conklin- Vice President

Jain Young- Treasurer

Tricia Clifton- Secretary

Nicole Harris- Board Member

Justin Schiffli- Board Member

ZOOM Meeting Link:

~Thank you for your support~

You can become a member today!

Please RSVP Vice President, Lauren Conklin to attend this meeting, via EMAIL HERE or call her at (260) 203-7721.

You can join us with as little as a $25 annual membership to support our work!



This evening is a good ol’ Maumee River way to thank you!  You, and people like you, have made our work successful through broad base support and 100% volunteer hours!  We want to see you!  We want to meet you! 

Upon completion of our Official Member Meeting, music, laughs and good time elbow-rubbing.
IF you are not a member, please contact Vice President Lauren Conklin with your name and how many will be attending 260-203-7721

  • Save Maumee Members and their families are encouraged to attend and vote!  
  • Please bring others who are interested in becoming a Member and furthering our purpose! This evening will be a great time to invite your friends, family and coworkers, who have shown interest in our river work! Tell them to bring their cash and checkbooks, because this is a MEMBERS ONLY affair!
  • Save Maumee will FEED your body and ENERGIZE your mind with  inspiration. On this evening, delicious FOOD will offer a healthy variety of local options for the carnivore, vegetarian or vegan lover in you.
  • SMGO Inc. will be offering this event free of cost to our 2020 Current Members, so BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!  As we move forward in the coming years, we will utilize our Annual Member Meeting as fundraising event to support our mission, and fund projects for hands-on learning and outreach. Our future educational programs will be directed towards implementation of the Upper Maumee Watershed Management Plan, which will complete our purpose:  To Save the Maumee River.

Membership Options

2020 Member Meeting 
Keynote speaker President & Founder Abigail King discussed the “3 tiers of Save Maumee” in 2020. 1) Completing the Riparian Buffer Initiative, 2) Save Maumee Organizational work, 3) The new Rose Ave. property that was being donated to the group (December 21, 2020).

2019 Member Meeting 
Keynote speakers Lucas Stephens, Senior Research Analyst with the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) explained the methodology behind a recent ELPC / Environmenal Working Group report that revealed that there are far more factory farms in the Maumee River Basin than previously thought.
Associate Attorney with Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), Alda Yuan discussed The Clean Water Act as well the litigation ELPC are engaged-in with Lake Erie regarding the reasons behind the nutrient pollution in the Maumee river watershed as well as some of the legal solutions the ELPC are exploring.

2018 Member Meeting
Keynote speaker, Dawn Slack, Chair of Indiana Council of Invasive Species Management Council regarding her work and how we can stop the spread of invasive species in our region to help improve habitat.  Aaron Goulet and Andrea Hamman voted in by members (2 year terms).  Executive position votes by members: Lauren Conklin Secretary and Abigail King remained President (since 2014).  Biographies of Board of Directors 

2017 Member Meeting
Keynote Speaker: Marylou Renshaw, Branch Chief, Watershed Assessment and Planning at State of Indiana, Indiana Department of Environmental Management discussing the work of the only regulatory body in the State of Indiana.

2016 Member Meeting
Keynote Speaker: Bowden Quinn, Chapter Director, Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter and Megan Anderson, Associate Organizing Representative for the Indiana Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club. Bowden Quinn discussed the Maumee basin’s current effort to reduce phosphorus in the Maumee watershed by 40 percent by 2025 with inside information as a member of an advisory group working with IDEM on its Domestic Action Plan to achieve that goal. He will also lead into the effects of coal on water quality, and his experiences across the state of Indiana supporting communities impacted by coal pollution and poor water quality. Megan Anderson discussed the local campaign in Fort Wayne to move the AEP-Rockport coal plant, on a path toward retirement and how we can truly clean up our waterways and our air by powering the city with renewable energy including solar, wind and energy efficiency.  She will discuss how to develop strategic campaigns around issues to recruit and develop volunteer leaders that build community and organize with purpose. More information at

2015 Members Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Gillespie, Associate Professor at IPFW, helped answer questions about trends (St. Joe) and potential affects (three rivers) of water quality.

2014 Members Meeting


The Maumee Matters
A glimpse into the beauty and horrors of the Maumee River.  Launching from Junk Ditch the platoon sailed all the way to Lake Erie after launching from the very top of the continental divide, totaling 141 miles.  The land crew feeds, moves and offers communication to the canoe crew.  Sleeping on riverbanks, logging pictures and coordinates of problems, and offering solutions, like only Save Maumee can. ~ Justinian Dispenza Filmmaker

Keynote Speaker, Scott Singer who grew up on a medium-sized family farm in Defiance County, Ohio (Upper Maumee Watershed) and attended Ohio State University, graduating with a degree in natural resource management with a focus on wildlife discussed how farming and his Division of Wildlife background with the USDA as a wildlife biologist in PA spent 12 years doing private land management around Farm Bills programs in PA and how that is related to his family farm he has been managing and preserving since 2012.

In 2013 YOU helped us to achieve IRS status as a charitable, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization through your purchase of an annual membership!

Dr. Doug Kane’s views on Toledo Drinking Water Crisis
Dr. Doug Kane’s views on Toledo Drinking Water Crisis

Top 12 sewage polluters of the Great Lakes ~ June 26, 2012
Top 12 sewage polluters of the Great Lakes ~ June 26, 2012

Information provided from the regulatory agencies upon request from Senator Kirk’s Office. June 2012 Alliance for The Great Lakes Report
Information provided from the regulatory agencies upon request from Senator Kirk’s Office. June 2012 Alliance for The Great Lakes Report