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New Program

– Defiance Soil & Water Conservation District, Defiance Research Alliance, and the Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership are joining the Lake Erie Volunteer Science Network (LEVSN). This regional collaborative aims to empower volunteers with collecting and sharing water quality data to safeguard Lake Erie and its communities. LEVSN...

Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership

UMWP/Defiance Research Alliance Speaker Series Speaker presentations are available upon request. About the UMWP The Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership is a locally-led group of concerned citizens and organizations whose primary goal is the improvement of water quality throughout the Upper Maumee River Watershed and ultimately throughout the...

RiverFest 24 ~ Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for June 29, 2024: RiverFest returns in partnership with the Fort to Port Histories encampment. RiverFest is held annually at Pontiac Park in Defiance to celebrate our water resources, & enjoy recreational opportunities provided by our rivers and streams. A FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY EVENT...

RiverFest 23

RiverFest ’23, held on June24, 2023 presented a variety activities for all ages from hiking & nature to science & history. See the 2023 RiverFest Photo Gallery. RiverFest 2023 was presented by these community partners: Sign-up to get the latest information on our next event: Join the...

Land to Lake Magazine—Winter 2023

This issue is packed with information about what we’re doing to protect our water resources: See the digital magazine and browse previous issues at Land to Lake Magazine – Land to Lake These quality print magazines are FREE and available to the public at:...

Clean Up Your Parks Day

Every Spring the City of Defiance invites clubs, organizations, and citizens to pitch-in and get our parks ready for the season. Leaf and litter clean-up beautifies the parks and keeps pollution from our waterways. This is a great way to support our beautiful parks....

Defiance Research Alliance

Collaborative Research for Water Quality FUNDING AWARDDefiance College, in partnership with the City of Defiance, received $500,000 from the federal Department of Education due to Senator Sherrod Brown’s Congressionally Directed Spending request. These funds, awarded through the Department of Education, will support a collaborative research program focused...

Smart Watershed Pilot

With funding from the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), the City of Defiance Water Treatment Plant(WTP) has installed water quality sensors to measure nutrients and other key parameters before pumping river water into the reservoir. Water Quality Data available in real time WTP sends this data to...

Tree City USA

The Defiance Shade Tree Commission received a Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation again in 2022 by going above and beyond the minimum requirements for the Tree City USA Award. To celebrate 30 years of success as Tree City USA, Defiance will host the regional awards...

We’ve organized resources for you.

We’ve gathered links for: Local Government, Conservation, Great Lakes, Maumee Watershed, and Recreation all in one convenient place for you. Plus you’ll find Project Fact Sheets and DIY Project Guides – with more to come. landtolake.com/resources...

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