December 28, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards Grant to Provide Lessons in Urban Forestry to Cleveland-area Organization
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy wants to increase the Cleveland Metropolitan Area’s urban forest canopy and has joined with Holden Arboretum to teach area residents how to properly plant and care for trees. Urban trees help filter pollution and can help lower temperatures by providing shade in the summer so improving the density of urban woody plants has benefits to both people and their environment.
December 28, 2015 Ohio EPA Education Grant for Models at TNC’s Ashtabula County Site
Area teachers will be able to learn about and expose their students to a beaver lodge exhibit thanks to work being done by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) at its Grand River Conservation Campus, Morgan Swamp Preserve. With financial assistance from Ohio EPA, TNC will design and build a beaver lodge exhibit in an existing building at the Morgan Swamp Preserve site.
December 28, 2015 Ohio EPA Education Grant to Fund Hands-on Learning in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties
Drawing inspiration from nature, Great Lakes Biomimicry is developing and will be teaching site-specific wetland ecology lessons and project-based learning activities for school field trips to two University of Akron field stations. Approximately 800 Akron City Schools middle and high school students will visit the Panzer Wetland Wildlife Reserve and Bath Nature Preserve for hands-on educational opportunities.
December 24, 2015 Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Bellville will make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant and pump station using a loan from Ohio EPA, improving water quality to the Mohican River watershed.
December 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Announces 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final 2016 Program Management Plan and Project Priority List for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
December 23, 2015 Mifflin to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
A new wastewater treatment system will help Mifflin improve water quality in Charles Mill Lake by capturing and treating wastewater from 60 homes and 10 businesses currently served by home septic treatment systems (HSTS). Some of the existing systems are failing and cause water quality problems when untreated or partially-treated sewage migrates from individual properties to streams, lakes and other public recreational areas.
December 23, 2015 Clyde to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Clyde will improve water quality in Raccoon Creek leading to better water quality conditions in Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie when the city constructs a 1 million gallon equalization basin to reduce untreated sewer flows.
December 22, 2015 Sewer District Will Reduce Sewer Overflows in Northwood; Project Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address storm water infiltration into the sanitary sewer system in Northwood. The sewer district is funding the project with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
December 22, 2015 Miamisburg to Improve Water System with Ohio EPA Assistance
Miamisburg will improve the water main and storage tank on Richard Street with funding from a low-interest rate loan from Ohio EPA. The project is part of the city’s overall focus on improving water service and rebuilding aging infrastructure.
December 21, 2015 Northwestern Water & Sewer District to Conduct Water Loss Audit
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will conduct an audit of its public water system to determine the extent of water loss and lost revenue due to leaks, meter problems, billing issues and unmetered usage. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA is assisting in the financing of the project.
December 21, 2015 Norwalk to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Norwalk is improving water quality in the Huron River watershed by eliminating the Pleasant Street Combined Sewer Overflow.
December 18, 2015 Ohio EPA Education Grant to Support Clermont County Organization’s Monarch Protection Message
An interactive exhibit and support of a speaker’s bureau will help the Cincinnati Nature Center get out the message: Bring Back the Monarchs! The group is supporting Monarch Joint Venture, a national organization that along with others of its kind is helping identify best practices to support monarch butterfly habitat.
December 18, 2015 Ohio EPA Education Grant to Wood County SWCD Will Support Best Farming Practices
Preserving topsoil and learning how crop rotation improves soil health is the focus of Wood Soil and Water Conservation District’s (Wood SWCD) Demonstrating Innovative Conservation Practices.
December 17, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
More than 450 students from kindergarten through second grade will benefit from a five-month program for elementary teachers through Ohio State University. The Kindling Investigation and Discovery in Science and Social Studies program will provide professional development to 20 teachers and help them integrate Ohio’s learning standards in science and social studies.
December 17, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant for Creating Bird-Friendly Communities in Franklin County
Backyard bird habitats and education are the focus of Grange Insurance Audubon Center’s Creating Bird Friendly Communities. The project will educate homeowners about the need for backyard conservation and habitat restoration.