April 14, 2015
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s March meeting in Columbus.

March 26, 2015
Ohio EPA Awarded Federal Grants to Fund Projects Benefitting Lake Erie
Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds.

March 19, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ohio EPA Center for Excellence, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus.

March 5, 2015
2015 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Reflects Some Significant Improvements
Some Ohio waterways are showing signs of improvement based on sampling conducted for the 2015 sport fish consumption advisory. All “Do Not Eat” advisories for the Mahoning River have been removed and replaced with less stringent advisories described below. There are also improved advisories listed for Lake Erie, the Tiffin River and Findley Lake.

February 11, 2015
Governor Kasich Signs Executive Order to Further Protect Lake Erie
Today Governor John R. Kasich signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River.

December 22, 2014
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded two quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its December meeting in Columbus.

October 30, 2014
Norwalk among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Testing Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Norwalk one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Norwalk today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 30, 2014
Huron among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Monitoring Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Huron one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Huron today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 30, 2014
Avon Lake Among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Monitoring Equipment for Drinking Water Plants
Ohio EPA has awarded Avon Lake one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Avon Lake today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 10, 2014
Dr. R. Peter Richards and City of Lorain Receive Ohio Lake Erie Awards
Dr. R. Peter Richards and the city of Lorain are the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Lake Erie Awards presented by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC). OLEC honors one person and one organization each year that have worked to protect and restore Lake Erie and its watershed. Since 1995, 19 individuals and organizations have been recognized for their stewardship.

October 7, 2014
Four Photographs Chosen as Overall Judges’ Favorites In 2014 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos, by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their Sept. 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut and as far south as Vandalia. The winning photos can be found on OLEC’s website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.

July 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Director’s Western Basin Stops Highlight Efforts to Address Lake Erie Nutrient, Bacteria Issues
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is visiting sites and meeting with local officials in Toledo and Oregon today to get an update on local projects and emphasize Ohio’s focus on improving and protecting Lake Erie.

April 15, 2014
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects Within Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded four quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its March meeting in Columbus.

February 7, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Ashtabula River Recovery
Ohio EPA and the Ashtabula River Remedial Action Program Advisory Council have scheduled a Feb. 20, 2014, public meeting to update the community on restoration of the Ashtabula River Area of Concern.

December 5, 2013
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Quarterly Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts – Executive Conference and Training Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus.

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