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