The Stone Oak Pilot

A Holistic Solution towards Solving the Algae Issue

The Toledo Water Project is a novel city vitalization plan spearheaded by a group of community members and researchers since 2014 that aims to vitalize and invigorate the city of Toledo using her authentic historical, environmental, and logistical features. In 2018, under Midstory Media Thinkhub, the project takes on a soft power through new media to impact the city through engaging and impacting multiple levels of people from the ground up and from the top down.

Using a native wildflower that has been an iconic signature here in the US as early as the 1800s—an important food item and touristic attraction to early settlers—this project envisions the potentials of water remediation through lotus aquaculture that sets the scene for a new Toledo experiencing transformative civic, social, and economic opportunities in a changing postindustrial era.

The answers to many of our region’s challenges already are within reach. Toledo’s water quality issues are directly attributed to the loss of nearly 99% of our historic wetlands. Yet Midstory’s mission goes beyond ecological remediation to consider the cultural and socioeconomic climate that impacts our everyday reality.

The Toledo Water Project

Documentary Partnership with WGTE

Midstory Media Thinkhub currently collaborates with local community groups and institutions to conduct research and pilot studies for the city’s benefit with creative and out-of-the-box ideas that are readily actionable. To learn more about our grassroots research project five years in the making and involving 30 plus independent researchers across disparate disciplines, also check out the Toledo Water Project. Support for the initial phase of the Stone Oak project will contribute towards Midstory’s educational media campaign, grant and fundraising efforts, and continued research & development.

Support the Project

Posted by Midstory on Thursday, September 27, 2018

As a non-profit charitable organization, we are in the process of securing operational funds in order to share our values with the community. Funding supports content creation and storytelling, cost of labor, website development, and equipment costs. Eventually, funds will also be used to support resident artists, writers, performers and thinkers. Midstory is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to Midstory are deductible for federal income tax purposes according to the standards set out by the Internal Revenue Service.

Make a pledge through cash or check by completing our SO Pledge Agreement. All checks should be made out to “Midstory” and can be sent to the following address:

Midstory P.O. Box #351341
Toledo, OH 43635