Sandusky Bay has been recognized as a priority management area, and it contains some of the most significant coastal wetland systems in the Lake Erie basin. Under the Sandusky Bay Initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Ohio Lake Erie Commission will fund and complete engineering and design work for 12 planned restoration projects.

Projects will be designed to restore in-water coastal wetlands, improve nearshore water quality by reducing nutrient and suspended sediment loads, and enhance wildlife, waterfowl and fisheries habitat in Sandusky Bay.