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Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation in Cleveland will educate businesses and area residents about how they can use landscaping to help control storm water runoff with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA grant. The community will retrofit existing green infrastructure with non-edible, perennial plants that will be serve two purposes – storm water control and public programming craft demonstrations.
The organization will provide brochures and establish signs that explain how to plan effective bioretention areas.
A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $27,030.
The next OEEF application deadline will be Jan. 17, 2017, with an electronic letter of intent to apply due no later than Jan. 9, 2017.
The Ohio Environmental Education Fund is administered by Ohio EPA. Eligible grant recipients include environmental groups, public and private schools, colleges and universities, trade or professional organizations, businesses and state and local governments. For additional information, contact the Ohio Environmental Education Fund on the web or at (614) 644-2873.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.