Riverfront Improvements

The City of Defiance has implemented several improvements to our downtown riverfront.  Projects completed along the Auglaize and Maumee, near the confluence include:

  • stabilization of river bank
  • removal of invasive vegetation
  • establishing habitat for native wildlife
  • improved views and access for recreation

Streambank Stabilization and Water Quality Improvement practices were implemented from 2017 through 2020 at Pontiac Park and along Fort Street.

Ohio EPA awarded $400,000 of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding to the City of Defiance to be used for Riverbank Stabilization – starting with Pontiac Park as the top priority for implementation. The City coordinated the project and worked with the Defiance County Metro Parks who owns Pontiac Park. The Mannik & Smith Group (MSG) was contracted complete the site assessment and project design.

Complete details of the project are available at LandtoLake.com

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