Tom Duvendack - Oak Savannah
his 18 acre parcel is named in honor of Tom for being instrumental in striving to restore native species (oaks) to the area along with the cooperation of the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Tom was instrumental in the creation of the Savanna as he was an outdoorsman and naturalist retiring out of Oak Openings Metropark.
He was a founder and trustee of the Northwestern Ohio Rails-To-Trails Association, Inc. (NORTA) serving many years as its president. he also served as maintenance committee chairperson for the Wabash Cannonball Trail.
This parcel of land at one time was the switch yard for the Wabash Railroad and later the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
The railroad property was acquired by Northwestern Ohio Rails-To-Trails Association, Inc. (NORTA) in 1994 and is being developed into a recreational greenway known as the "Wabash Cannonball Trail” which traverses four counties in N.W. Ohio.
Through Tom's diligence this area will represent the Oak Savannas that once were plentiful in the area when the first settlers arrived in the 1830's.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Resources • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
Location. 41° 33.533′ N, 84° 3.434′ W. Marker is in Delta, Ohio, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road F and County Road 10, on the right when traveling west on County Road F. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10035 Co Rd F, Delta OH 43515, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delta Unknown Dead Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Delta Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Delta Soldiers Memorial Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Delta Iraq War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Afghanistan War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Delta World War II Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Delta Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Reverend William King (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delta.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.