For Immediate Release
April 12, 2018

Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Spring Meeting at the Ohio EPA Northwest Office in Bowling Green

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio EPA Northwest District Office at 347 N. Dunbridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402.

During the meeting, the commission will introduce newly appointed commission members and hear updates on the Maumee Area of Concern, Ohio EPA’s draft water quality report and the Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary. 

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 for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie's natural resources, protecting the quality of its waters and ecosystem and promoting economic development in the region. The director of the 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:
James Lee, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160

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


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