November 10, 2016 Ohio EPA Requests Public Input on Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio EPA is asking the public to weigh-in on a plan that will use Ohio’s portion of the Volkswagen consent decree/settlement to offset the effects of diesel emissions. The state’s share of the settlement dollars is anticipated to be $71.4 million over 10 years, and will be directed toward grants and other efforts that can produce the greatest air quality benefits such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reductions, reduced public exposure to the pollutants in diesel exhaust and the promotion of clean vehicle technologies.
October 21, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation in Cleveland will educate businesses and area residents about how they can use landscaping to help control storm water runoff with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA grant. The community will retrofit existing green infrastructure with non-edible, perennial plants that will be serve two purposes – storm water control and public programming craft demonstrations.
October 21, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Lucas County Organization
Toledo Botanical Garden will use a $1,282 grant from Ohio EPA to host a one-day, six-hour training for 25 elementary school teachers that will provide hands-on lessons about pollution in waterways and how to manage urban runoff.
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 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 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 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.
September 21, 2016 Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Training
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free two-part, one-day trainings to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.
September 7, 2016 Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Eighteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.
August 26, 2016 Grants Available for Diesel Emission Reductions
Ohio EPA invites owners of heavy duty diesel vehicle fleets in eligible Ohio counties to apply for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants (DERG) to help reduce emissions. Projects funded by the grants will help improve air quality through vehicle replacement, repowering engines, retrofitting emission controls or installing anti-idle equipment.
June 6, 2016 Miami University Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Miami University’s Hefner Museum of Natural History will train 32 early childhood education majors as environmental educators, stressing content knowledge and effective training. Participants will become Certified Early Childhood Environmental Educators and will receive a kit of materials and resources to use in their classrooms.
June 6, 2016 Meigs County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
United Plant Savers will add interpretive signage and an exhibit to tell the story of resource extraction and habitat restoration at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Rutland. As visitors walk around the trail, they will have the opportunity to learn about the restoration project. The exhibit will show what the land looked like in the 1960s and show pictures of various stages of restoration.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga and Ottawa County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Case Western Reserve University – Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will hold professional development workshops for teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help educate students about important issues facing Lake Erie. Teachers will participate in a week-long workshop to develop programs they can implement with their students at the newly established Kelley’s Island Field Station and the Cleveland Metroparks’ Stewardship Center at West Creek.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Converting hardscapes to pervious pavement helps improve the water quality in runoff. The Cuyahoga River Community Planning dba Cuyahoga River Restoration, will be training municipalities, watershed organizations, community development corporations and the general public how to plan and execute these conversions.