December 9, 2014 Ohio EPA Awards $42,000 Environmental Education Grant to OSU Extension for Manure Application Research
Expanding the manure application window into late spring and early summer will benefit crops and reduce runoff of nutrients that contribute to harmful algal blooms in Ohio surface waters. A $42,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA to the Ohio State University Extension Service will help fund on-farm demonstration plots in seven western and northwestern Ohio counties.
December 9, 2014 Ohio EPA Awards $24,400 Environmental Education Grant to Warren County SWCD
A $24,400 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA will fund new interactive exhibits in the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Thomas C. Spellmire Water Trailer. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.
December 9, 2014 Ohio EPA Awards $11,717 Environmental Education Grant to Five Rivers MetroParks
An environmental education grant will help make Huffman Prairie State Natural Landmark more visitor-friendly through interpretive signs, plant identification markers and informational literature. Five Rivers MetroParks has been awarded an $11,717 Ohio Environmental Education grant from Ohio EPA. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.
December 8, 2014 Ohio EPA Awards $31,758 Environmental Education Grant to Cincinnati Organization
When it rains, it pours. Where does the water go and what’s in it? The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati has been awarded a $31,758 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA to develop a mobile, interactive urban water cycle display to educate students and adults about how sewer systems work. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.
December 5, 2014 Ohio EPA Awards $24,070 Environmental Education Grant to Medina County Organization
Ohio EPA awarded a $24,070 environmental education grant to the Medina County Beekeepers Association to promote beekeeper collaboration to create pollinator habitats. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.
November 19, 2014 Ohio EPA to Support Ohio Manufacturing with Two Glass Recycling Grants
Two new Ohio EPA grants will support increased glass recycling in Shelby and Union counties.
November 4, 2014 Ohio EPA Awards $2,500 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Graham Local Schools
It’s a mad, mad, mad, Mad River world at Graham Local Schools. The district has been awarded a $2,500 Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund mini grant to expand its “Trout in the Classroom” program for students in second through 12th grades. Nine projects throughout the state were funded for $36,589.
October 14, 2014 Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Middletown Energy Center Permit
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit for the construction of Middletown Energy Center. Ohio EPA and the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency will hold a public information session and hearing on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, to explain the draft permit and accept public comments. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Middletown City Council Chambers, One Donham Plaza, Middletown.
October 7, 2014 Four Photographs Chosen as Overall Judges’ Favorites In 2014 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos, by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their Sept. 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut and as far south as Vandalia. The winning photos can be found on OLEC’s website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.
September 9, 2014 Ohio EPA Director Tours Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ Richard Miller Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited the Richard Miller Treatment Plant today. Part of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works system, the Miller plant provides most of the water for the metropolitan area.
August 29, 2014 Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Middletown Sept. 11; State, Federal Help Available to Redevelop Blighted Properties
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties. The workshop will be held Sept. 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at One Donham Plaza, Fourth Floor, Middletown. Registration information is online.
August 19, 2014 Ohio EPA Continues Coordinating Clean-up Efforts of Ohio River Fuel Oil Spill
Ohio EPA is working with the U.S. Coast Guard, local officials and private sector clean-up contractors to begin cleaning up the spill of between 4,000 and 8,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s Beckjord plant near New Richmond in Clermont County. An Ohio EPA on-scene coordinator reported to the scene early this morning to help oversee the cleanup and containment devices have been installed in the river.
July 29, 2014 Cincinnati Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Proposed Commerce Park
The city of Cincinnati has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the 18.7-acre property that was formerly the site of Queen City Barrel and F.H. Lawson Co. in addition to other businesses.
July 24, 2014 Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Cincinnati Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, about a request from Greater Cincinnati Waterworks to modify the wastewater discharge permit for its Richard Miller water treatment plant. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) office, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati.
July 3, 2014 Cincinnati Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Blue Ash Property
The 42.8-acre site that was the Blue Ash airport and a shooting range has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).