October 20, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $800 Environmental Education Grant to Hardin County Organization
Blanchard River Watershed Partnership will take a “snapshot” sample of the Blanchard River Watershed using funding from an Ohio EPA grant to Ohio Northern. The $800 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant will support water chemistry sampling at several locations in the watershed and produce a “grade card” brochure to be distributed to the public.

October 20, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Summit County Organization
First Congregational Church of Akron, will receive a $5,000 Ohio EPA environmental education grant to expand its current rainwater collection system and educate the public about how diverted water is used in the church’s produce garden.

October 20, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Mahoning County Organization
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will use a $5,000 grant from Ohio EPA to place signs with maps throughout the Yellow Creek Watershed. The signs will help people understand how to protect surface water.

October 19, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Athens County Organizations
Ohio University, Department of geography, will use a $4,948 Ohio EPA education grant to provide the public with information about how rain gardens can be used as stormwater management tools.

October 19, 2016
Adams County Regional Water District to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Adams County will be upgrading its drinking water delivery system, in part, with help from an Ohio EPA loan. The project will install a 75,000-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valves and hydrants. Most of the funding for this approximately $524,000 project came from two $250,000 grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and the Appalachian Regional Commission respectively. Ohio EPA provided a low-interest loan of $23,716 for the balance.

October 18, 2016
Ohio EPA Awarding Grant to ORSANCO to Support Ohio River Sweep
Ohio EPA is supporting the annual Ohio River Sweep in 2017 with a recycling and litter prevention grant to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, better known as ORSANCO.

October 17, 2016
Toledo to Improve Wastewater Treatment and Protect High-Quality Wetlands; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Toledo will improve water quality in the Maumee River when the city installs an underground storage pipeline and basin to help minimize the effects of combined sewer overflows via its E3 International Park Storage Pipeline project. The project will be paid for in part through a $26.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund.

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 13, 2016
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit Changes for Napoleon Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, about changes to the Napoleon water treatment plant’s wastewater discharge permit. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Napoleon City Council Chambers, 255 West Riverview Ave., Napoleon.

October 13, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland today with a flag-raising event to bring to the fore its many achievements as environmental stewards in its community. The company has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

October 11, 2016
Jewett to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Jewett drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system as the village upgrades finished water holding tanks with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

October 7, 2016
Hamilton County to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Hamilton County will receive assistance from Ohio EPA financing the White Street area sewer separation which will improve water quality in Cincinnati-area streams.

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.

October 6, 2016
Ohio EPA Accepting Proposals For Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants; Schedules Information Session and Webinar
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for four types of recycling-related grants to be awarded in 2017. Grant applications for all four programs are due Feb. 3, 2017, and the Agency will offer two opportunities for assistance.

October 6, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler Statement on Agreement with the Army Corps to Dredge Cleveland Harbor in 2016
Ohio has been proactively trying to come to agreement with the U.S. Army Corps since the spring to dredge the Cuyahoga River – as the Corps is obligated to do under federal law. Unfortunately, we could not agree to onerous conditions that would force Ohio to concede its case. Ohio, the Port of Cleveland and ArcelorMittal were left no other choice but to ask the court through a TRO to force the Corps to dredge the river.