October 14, 2016 Future City Competition, Ohio Region Announces 2016-2017 Theme: The Power of Public Spaces
The 2016-2017 DiscoverE Future City® Competition has announced this year’s theme, “The Power of Public Spaces,” and asks Ohio’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders to envision urban public spaces of tomorrow. The State of Ohio competition is open for registration now. Go to http://futurecity.org/register.
October 7, 2016 Ohio EPA Offering Water Quality Sampling Training
Ohio EPA is offering Credible Data, Level 1 (water quality data), training at Ken Green’s Farm, 943 Water St., Woodville, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2016.
September 21, 2016 Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Training
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free two-part, one-day trainings to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.
September 7, 2016 Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Eighteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.
August 26, 2016 Grants Available for Diesel Emission Reductions
Ohio EPA invites owners of heavy duty diesel vehicle fleets in eligible Ohio counties to apply for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants (DERG) to help reduce emissions. Projects funded by the grants will help improve air quality through vehicle replacement, repowering engines, retrofitting emission controls or installing anti-idle equipment.
June 6, 2016 Miami University Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Miami University’s Hefner Museum of Natural History will train 32 early childhood education majors as environmental educators, stressing content knowledge and effective training. Participants will become Certified Early Childhood Environmental Educators and will receive a kit of materials and resources to use in their classrooms.
June 6, 2016 Meigs County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
United Plant Savers will add interpretive signage and an exhibit to tell the story of resource extraction and habitat restoration at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Rutland. As visitors walk around the trail, they will have the opportunity to learn about the restoration project. The exhibit will show what the land looked like in the 1960s and show pictures of various stages of restoration.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga and Ottawa County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Case Western Reserve University – Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will hold professional development workshops for teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help educate students about important issues facing Lake Erie. Teachers will participate in a week-long workshop to develop programs they can implement with their students at the newly established Kelley’s Island Field Station and the Cleveland Metroparks’ Stewardship Center at West Creek.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Converting hardscapes to pervious pavement helps improve the water quality in runoff. The Cuyahoga River Community Planning dba Cuyahoga River Restoration, will be training municipalities, watershed organizations, community development corporations and the general public how to plan and execute these conversions.
June 3, 2016 Northeastern Ohio Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council will be working with more than 200 low-income youth to help educate them about environmentally-based jobs to help financially prepare for post-secondary education.
June 3, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Hamilton County Organization
BrainBox Ltd., will host a landlord training event to teach property owners how to integrate sustainable practices into their rental properties, funded in part with a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.
June 2, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Students will have the opportunity to study birds at Hathaway Brown School’s 16-acre suburban campus funded in part with a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant to the school. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.
June 2, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $4,986 Environmental Education Grant to Lake County Organization
Lake County Stormwater Management Department will focus on reducing polluted runoff to area streams through its program “Training & Education Materials for Municipal Staff” funded, in part, with a $4,986 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.
June 1, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Hamilton County Organization
Teachers at Symmes Elementary School will receive training to conduct scientific inquiry and monitoring of the nature trail at Sycamore Community Schools’ nine-acre wooded watershed, funded in part with a $3,447 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant to the school. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.
June 1, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Clark County Organization
Clark County teachers will have an opportunity to take Healthy Water Healthy People and Wonders of Wetlands training, funded in part with a $4,050 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant to the Clark County Solid Waste District. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.