For Immediate Release
July 6, 2016

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. 

During the meeting, the commission will take action on three recommended Lake Erie Protection Fund grant project proposals. 

The Commission will hear updates on the Lake Erie Dredged Material Program, the GLRI Process, the Federal and State Budgets, Senate Bill 2 and the Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest.

There also will be a presentation from Ohio Department of Natural Resources Lake Erie Fisheries Program Administrator Travis Hartman.

OLEC oversees Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund, a grant program for projects that benefit the Lake Erie watershed economically and environmentally. This fund is supported by Ohioans who purchase a Lake Erie license plate displaying the Marblehead Lighthouse, Toledo Harbor Lighthouse or the Lake Erie preserver and other donations. 

All OLEC meetings are open to the public and include reports from the member state agencies and advisory committees, followed by a public comment period. Organizations and citizens are encouraged to attend. 

OLEC was established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie's natural resources, protecting the quality of its waters and ecosystem and promoting economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) serves as the commission's chairman. Additional members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development Services, Agriculture, Natural Resources and five additional members appointed by Governor John Kasich.

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For more information, contact:
Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 357-2775

Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160


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