6/24/14
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Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Summit County Organization

Ohio EPA is awarding a $3,000 environmental education mini grant to the Summit County Combined General Health District to educate the community about the impact of home septic systems on rivers and streams. Eight projects throughout the state were funded for $34,513.

The health district will create a brochure about septic system maintenance and how faulty septic systems can negatively impact local waterways. This would be given to an estimated 2,000 homeowners during routine septic inspections and point-of-sale property evaluations, supporting local storm water outreach efforts across Summit County.

The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides funding each year for environmental education projects targeting kindergarten through university students, the general public and the regulated community. For additional information, visit the Ohio Environmental Education Fund or call (614) 644-2873.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.


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