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.
The Stone Oak Floating Wetlands Pilot
A Holistic Solution Towards Solving the Algae Issue
The Stone Oak Floating Wetlands Pilot is an educational and solutions-oriented project that implements innovative methodologies—namely the utilization and customization of floating wetland systems—in tackling Lake Erie’s harmful algal bloom issue. The requested funds would support the implementation of a floating wetland system equipped with native plants in a pond located in the Stone Oak community, the board of which has offered the pond as a test site. The pilot could potentially be replicated in other communities across NWO. The project relies on partnerships with local university labs to measure water nutrient levels, which will gauge effectiveness in pond remediation. Live sensors will provide the public direct access to data and progress. The team has already collected baseline data in 2019 and will use that as a control to measure any improvements in water quality. The pilot will be accessible to the public and, through it, we hope to inspire regional efforts in exploring green technology solutions for nutrient management.
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
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