Blanchard River Watershed Partnership Inc.

Blanchard River
Hardin, Hancock, Putnam, Seneca, Allen, Wyandot
Contact Name: 
Phil Martin
Job Title: 
Watershed Coordinator
P.O. Box 1237
Findlay, OH 45839
This watershed is 493,440 acres of land in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties of NW Ohio and is part of the Maumee Watershed of the Western Lake Erie Basin. The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) was organized in 2005, with stakeholders including area residents, local governments, regional and state agencies, conservation groups, industry representatives, and public interest groups. The BRWP MISSION is to bring together a network of federal, state and local entities, business interests both agricultural and industrial, and the individual citizen who uses water for protecting and improving our watershed. The BRWP has accepted the responsibility to prepare the Blanchard River Watershed Action Plan (WAP) for each of it's six sub-watersheds, of which two are currently completed and state-approved as of 2012. The Board, working committees and a watershed coordinator serve together as a facilitator and coordinator of improving water quality issues like sediment and phosphorus reduction, failed septic systems and storm water. The BRWP is implementing Action Plans using best management practices (BMP's), education activities like the watershed "Report Card", rain gardens and rain barrel projects, and serves as a resource for watershed conservation and management information.