December 9, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $42,000 Environmental Education Grant to OSU Extension for Manure Application Research
Expanding the manure application window into late spring and early summer will benefit crops and reduce runoff of nutrients that contribute to harmful algal blooms in Ohio surface waters. A $42,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA to the Ohio State University Extension Service will help fund on-farm demonstration plots in seven western and northwestern Ohio counties.

December 9, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $24,400 Environmental Education Grant to Warren County SWCD
A $24,400 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA will fund new interactive exhibits in the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Thomas C. Spellmire Water Trailer. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 9, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $11,717 Environmental Education Grant to Five Rivers MetroParks
An environmental education grant will help make Huffman Prairie State Natural Landmark more visitor-friendly through interpretive signs, plant identification markers and informational literature. Five Rivers MetroParks has been awarded an $11,717 Ohio Environmental Education grant from Ohio EPA. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $15,526 Environmental Education Grant to Toledo Botanical Garden
An ongoing project to create a wetland and restore the natural flow of an Ottawa River tributary at Toledo Botanical Garden also will teach area fourth graders about habitat restoration, storm water and nutrient management.

December 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $31,758 Environmental Education Grant to Cincinnati Organization
When it rains, it pours. Where does the water go and what’s in it? The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati has been awarded a $31,758 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA to develop a mobile, interactive urban water cycle display to educate students and adults about how sewer systems work. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $26,135 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Ohio EPA awarded a $26,135 environmental education grant to Ursuline College’s Biology Department to implement a stream restoration, monitoring and assessment project designed to improve campus and community environmental education. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $5,269 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Ohio EPA awarded a $5,269 environmental education grant to the village of Cuyahoga Heights to promote awareness and education for the Mill Creek Watershed. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $46,627 Environmental Education Grant to Geauga County Organization
Ohio EPA awarded a $46,627 environmental education grant to the Kenston Local School District to build the Kenston Alternative Energy Outdoor Learning Center. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $41,832 Environmental Education Grant to Stark County Organization
Ohio EPA awarded a $41,832 environmental education grant to the Friends of Stark Parks to develop a course titled, “Introduction to Watershed Studies.” Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $24,070 Environmental Education Grant to Medina County Organization
Ohio EPA awarded a $24,070 environmental education grant to the Medina County Beekeepers Association to promote beekeeper collaboration to create pollinator habitats. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

December 5, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Mohican River Watershed
The Mohican River watershed in north-central Ohio is in good condition, according to an Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the watershed. The Agency is accepting comments on the draft report until Jan. 5, 2015.

December 2, 2014
Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Plan to Address Contamination at Former Lexington Factory
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, to answer questions and accept comments about a plan to address contamination at the former Hamilton Standard Controls facility in Lexington.

December 1, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Application For Water Quality Impacts Related to Byesville Company
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2014, regarding draft permits to install and discharge from a proposed new wastewater treatment system at Island Aseptics, located at 100 Hope Ave., Byesville. The hearing will take place in the Byesville Village Hall, 221 E. Main St.

November 26, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Draft Permits for Rolling Hills Generating Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2014, regarding draft air and wastewater discharge permits for the proposed modification of the Rolling Hills Generating Plant, 43111 Route 160 at Route 689, Wilkesville (Vinton County). The information session and hearing will take place in the Wilkesville Community Center, 164 Main St., Wilkesville.

November 20, 2014
Ohio EPA Celebrates 25th Year of Loan Program to Help Communities Clean up Water Pollution
The Maumee River and Swan Creek, the Ottawa River and Lake Erie are a few examples where Ohioans are seeing nutrient and bacteria levels drop, thanks in part to a loan program Ohio EPA started 25 years ago. The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) allows communities to borrow money at below-market rates to improve their wastewater treatment systems.

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