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Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor Annual Meeting

The Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 13, 12:30- 2:30 pm, at the Paulding Eagle’s Lodge, 206 W. Perry Street, in Paulding, Ohio. The public is invited and the cost is $10 for Heritage Corridor members and $15 for non-members. A hot buffet luncheon is included, which will be served at 12:30 pm. Reservations are required by November 7 and can be made by calling 419-278-0773 or by emailing the organization at maumeevalleyheritagecorridor.

This year’s special speaker will be Brad Dysinger who is currently serving on the board of the Paulding County Park District. His presentation will discuss the recent progress the Park District has made towards the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation in Paulding County, including their focus on the open spaces along the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers. He will talk about the goals of the District, the hurdles they have faced since their recent reorganization, and their work with various public and non-profit partners to enhance and expand the County Park system. The District’s role in the Maumee Valley Scenic Byway will also be discussed as the Heritage Corridor serves as the manager of the Byway, one of the 26 recognized by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Preceding the presentation, the Heritage Corridor will hold its Annual Business Meeting, including a review of the past year, plans for the coming year, and the nomination and election of officers and board members for 2017.

Founded in 1991, the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor is a regional non-profit organization created to advocate for and protect the historical, natural and cultural resources of the Maumee Valley watershed while promoting their use and appreciation by current and future residents and visitors. The Maumee River is the longest in the entire Great Lakes System and is an Ohio designated State Scenic and Recreational River. Its watershed encompasses over 6500 square miles (the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined) in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.