June 22, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Citizen Monitoring of the Lower Great Miami River Watershed
Enthusiasts of the lower Great Miami River watershed will have an opportunity to be part of a citizens’ water quality monitoring program thanks to an $18,822 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Rivers Unlimited – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 22, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Support Urban Agroforestry Program
Cincinnati area students will learn more about their local environment and help improve wildlife habitat in the Mill Creek watershed thanks to a $36,745 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Groundwork Cincinnati – Mill Creek (GWCMC) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Increase Awareness of Seasonal Wetlands
Ohio’s vernal pool wetlands will be the focus of an expanded public awareness campaign thanks to a $25,200 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to the Ohio Wetlands Association (OWA) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Development of Cuyahoga River Fish Habitat
Fish habitat restoration efforts in the Cuyahoga River shipping channel will receive new attention thanks to a $6,268 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Ohio Clean Marina Program
Ohio marina owners and operators will learn how to improve dockside water and air quality thanks to a $14,628 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 15, 2017
Public Meeting Regarding Improvements to Cuyahoga River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA intends to propose removing two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.

May 11, 2017
Public Meeting on Oxford Mining Company’s Water Quality Certification Request
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on May 25, 2017, to discuss a water quality certification application for a mining project in Trimble Township near the intersection of Johnson Run and Oakdale roads. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing at Trimble High School, 1 Tomcat Drive, Glouster.

April 13, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Portage Lakes East Reservoir Dam
Potential deep water impacts from improvements to the East Reservoir Dam in Portage Lakes will be the focus of an April 27, 2017, Ohio EPA public information session and hearing. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron.

April 11, 2017
London to Improve Wastewater Collection System; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
London is taking steps to reduce nutrients discharged to Oak Run from the city’s wastewater treatment system. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA will finance a study of how the city will improve treatment and reduce nutrients.

April 5, 2017
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Route 64 Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the State Route 64 bridge over the Maumee River at the Lucas-Wood county line. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Waterville City Council Chambers, 25 N. Second St.

April 3, 2017
Ohio Gives $1 Million to Sandusky for Nutrient Reduction in Sandusky Bay
The State of Ohio is giving $1 million grant from the Ohio Healthy Lake Initiative to the city of Sandusky for nutrient reduction pilot projects in the Sandusky Bay.

March 31, 2017
Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 2,600 students will learn about water use with help from a $2,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District. The money will be used to provide three-dimensional Enviroscape table-top models and supplies.

March 30, 2017
Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 61,000 Washington County residents annually will have an opportunity to learn about precipitation and groundwater at 10 events with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. Viewers will learn how rain water and snow melt affects ground water.

March 30, 2017
Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 10,000 Delaware-area residents will have an opportunity to learn about watersheds with help from a $4,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District. The grant will fund a state-of-the-art topographic 3-D map design station to help teach students about topographic maps and landforms.

March 29, 2017
Clermont County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan to Clermont County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.

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