July 11, 2017 ‘Lake Erie Starts Here’ 25th Annual Photo Contest Has New Focus on Telling the Story of the Watershed
SANDUSKY, OH –The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces the theme for its 25th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest, “Lake Erie Starts Here.” The goal of the new focus is to draw attention to how people’s actions in the Lake Erie watershed in Ohio are improving lake water quality.
July 11, 2017 Ohio EPA Assists Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District With Kingsbury Run Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $4,774,375 loan to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to fund upgrades to the Kingsbury Run sewer collection system. Kingsbury Run serves as a drainage outlet for the central portion of Cleveland, east of the Cuyahoga River, and the west end of Shaker Heights.
July 11, 2017 Ohio EPA Assists Wayne County Village with Sanitary Sewer Expansion
Ohio EPA is providing a $532,464 loan to the village of Apple Creek to extend sanitary sewers to Waynedale High School on Dover Road. The loan, along with a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, will cover the entire cost of the project.
July 6, 2017 Five Northeast Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible homeowners in five Northeast Ohio counties repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with principal forgiveness loans to their county commissions or health departments.
July 6, 2017 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold July Meeting at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Mon., July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 East State Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452.
June 21, 2017 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Development of Cuyahoga River Fish Habitat
Fish habitat restoration efforts in the Cuyahoga River shipping channel will receive new attention thanks to a $6,268 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.
June 15, 2017 Public Meeting Regarding Improvements to Cuyahoga River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA intends to propose removing two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.
June 2, 2017 Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Carrollton Public Water Well
Potential wetland impacts from the installment of an additional drinking water well in Carrollton will be the focus of a June 15, 2017 Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.
May 11, 2017 Northeast Ohio Communities and Businesses Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $1.16 million in grant funding in Northeast Ohio including 13 projects in nine counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In northeast Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants.
April 27, 2017 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold May Meeting at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge at 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449.
April 13, 2017 Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Portage Lakes East Reservoir Dam
Potential deep water impacts from improvements to the East Reservoir Dam in Portage Lakes will be the focus of an April 27, 2017, Ohio EPA public information session and hearing. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron.
April 11, 2017 Catholic Charities of Summit County Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
Nearly 2,000 Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit county students will learn about pollinator species and native prairie restoration with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to Catholic Charities of Summit County at Camp Christopher.
April 11, 2017 Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 350 kindergarten through middle school students and local residents will learn about habitat restoration with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve.
April 10, 2017 Euclid Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Sewer Plant Construction
Euclid will improve water quality in Lake Erie by constructing a new treatment system at the city’s wastewater treatment plant with help from a $65.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The additional treatment capacity will help prevent sewer overflows into Lake Erie.
April 6, 2017 Barberton Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Install Sanitary Sewers and a Pump System
Barberton will improve water quality in the Upper Tuscarawas River Watershed by constructing new sewers and a pump station in the Nash Heights subdivision, city of Norton. Part of the $8.4 million project will include a $4.6 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.