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 17, 2015 Ohio EPA Issues Final Permit Allowing Expansion of Mahoning Landfill
Ohio EPA has approved a permit that will allow both lateral and vertical expansion of the Mahoning Landfill, Inc., a municipal solid waste landfill located at 3510 Garfield Road, New Springfield.
December 4, 2015 Lordstown Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Landfill Odors
State and local regulators will hold a December 9, 2015, community meeting to update residents on efforts to eliminate nuisance odors originating from the Lordstown Construction Recovery (LCR) Landfill.
December 2, 2015 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at ODNR Geological Survey Office in Delaware
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Geological Survey office in Delaware. The meeting will be held in the Horace R. Collins Conference Room, 3307 South Old State Road.
November 20, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Ohio EPA is awarding a $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to the Cleveland Metroparks for a food forest initiative at the Rocky River Nature Center. Ten projects throughout the state were funded for $39,314.
November 4, 2015 Euclid Receives Over $107 Million in Loans for Wastewater Upgrades from Ohio EPA
Euclid will improve a sanitary sewer line, purchase a wastewater bioreactor for 2016 installation and construct new wastewater treatment plant upgrades as part of its ongoing program to prevent sewer overflows and produce cleaner water discharges to Lake Erie. The city is financing these projects with low-interest loans from Ohio EPA.
October 22, 2015 Sebring is Set to Improve Drinking Water Plant Using Ohio EPA Loan Fund
Sebring will construct a new filter-to-waste treatment system for their drinking water plant helping to further purify local water supplies. The improvements are being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
October 22, 2015 Summit County Property Receives Covenant Not To Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Equilon Enterprises has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Shell Storage Terminal property in Mogadore.
October 9, 2015 Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not To Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The village of Cuyahoga Heights has obtained a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Sunar-Hauserman property.
October 9, 2015 Trumbull County to Improve Sanitary Sewers with Financing from Ohio EPA
Trumbull County will construct sanitary sewer improvements on Ridge Road, while improving local water quality benefiting from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
September 25, 2015 Lorain County Community to Expand Storage and Treatment to Adjust for HABs with Finances from Ohio EPA
The City of Avon Lake will construct additional storage and interconnection systems to prevent problems in the public drinking water system that can develop when Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are present. The city is receiving a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
September 18, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Bulter is at Progressive Field this afternoon to present 10 Ohio organizations with Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards. The E3 program recognizes businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in the Buckeye State for going above and beyond to demonstrate environmental excellence.
September 15, 2015 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Newly Completed Study of the Gorge Dam
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, September 24th, 2015, to discuss the results of a feasibility study for the removal of the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park, between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.