For Immediate Release
December 7, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at ODNR’s H. R. Collins Laboratory in Delaware
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ H. R. Collins Laboratory at 3307 S. Old State Road, Delaware, Ohio.
During the meeting, the commission will take action on three recommended Lake Erie Protection Fund grant project proposals. The commission also will discuss the 2017-2018 OLEC Budget.
The commission will hear updates on the State of Ohio’s Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Implementation Plan, the Great Lakes Commission, Sandusky Bay projects and Senate Bill 333.
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 four additional members appointed by Governor John Kasich.
For more information, contact:
Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA
Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ohio Lake Erie Commission