June 22, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Promote Citizen Scientists
Lucas County middle school students will have the opportunity to explore careers in natural resources and the environment thanks to a $48,573 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Metroparks of the Toledo Area – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

May 15, 2017
Northwest Ohio Communities and Businesses Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding $1.15 million in grant funding in northwest Ohio for 10 projects in eight counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In northwest Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants.

April 27, 2017
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold May Meeting at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge at 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449.

April 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on New Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, April 20, 2017, to accept public comments about draft permits allowing Lima Refining Co. to drill three new Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the refinery property in Lima.

April 5, 2017
Hancock Historical Museum Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
Up to 20,000 people annually will have an opportunity to learn historic perspectives about agriculture and the environment with help from a $3,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Hancock Historical Museum. Visitors will view exhibits about the area’s agricultural heritage and discuss farming and land stewardship.

April 5, 2017
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Route 64 Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the State Route 64 bridge over the Maumee River at the Lucas-Wood county line. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Waterville City Council Chambers, 25 N. Second St.

April 3, 2017
Ohio Gives $1 Million to Sandusky for Nutrient Reduction in Sandusky Bay
The State of Ohio is giving $1 million grant from the Ohio Healthy Lake Initiative to the city of Sandusky for nutrient reduction pilot projects in the Sandusky Bay.

March 31, 2017
Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 2,600 students will learn about water use with help from a $2,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District. The money will be used to provide three-dimensional Enviroscape table-top models and supplies.

March 29, 2017
Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Revisions to Tiffin Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed modifications to the wastewater discharge permit and long-term control plan for the city of Tiffin.

March 27, 2017
Ohio EPA Meeting about Fulton County Air Quality Rating
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on the State’s plan to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that an area in Fulton County meets the 2008 federal air quality standard for lead.

March 21, 2017
Ashland County Village Evaluating Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Perrysville will evaluate its wastewater treatment plant with help from a no interest Ohio EPA loan. The evaluation will examine the plant’s condition to assess the need for future projects and improvements.

March 20, 2017
Northwestern Water & Sewer District Inspecting Water Lines
To ensure drinking water service reliability and quality, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Wood County plans to evaluate several miles of pipe with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

March 20, 2017
Toledo to Remove Unauthorized Sewer Connections Through Ohio EPA Financing
The city of Toledo will receive a loan from Ohio EPA to locate and remove unauthorized sanitary sewer connections in the Lockwood DeVilbiss and New York Avenue areas. The project is part of the city’s 20-year Toledo Waterways Initiative to reduce or eliminate combined sewer overflows.

March 16, 2017
District to Improve Sewer Systems in Two Wood County Communities; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will implement sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects in the Millbury service area in northern Wood County and in the Williamsburg-on-the-River area in western Wood County with the help of two loans from Ohio EPA.

March 16, 2017
Putnam County Village Installing Centralized Sewage System with Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Belmore will receive Ohio EPA financing to install a centralized sewage system throughout the village to eliminate unsanitary discharges from failing septic systems.

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