For Immediate Release
December 8, 2017

Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus.

During the meeting, the commission will act on three recommended Lake Erie Protection Fund grant project proposals, hear updates on the Lake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan, Ohio’s Domestic Action Plan and the Lake Erie Dredged Material Program. The commission also will discuss matters coming up in 2018. 

OLEC oversees Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund, a grant program for projects that benefit the Lake Erie watershed economically and environmentally. This fund is supported by Ohioans who purchase a Lake Erie license plate displaying the Marblehead Lighthouse, Toledo Harbor Lighthouse or the Lake Erie preserver and other donations. 

All OLEC meetings are open to the public and include reports from the member state agencies and advisory committees, followed by a public comment period. Organizations and citizens are encouraged to attend. 

OLEC was established to preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem and promote economic development in the region. The director of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) serves as the commission's chairman. Additional members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development Services, Agriculture, Natural Resources and five additional members appointed by Governor John Kasich.

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For more information, contact:
Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160

Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 357-2775