June 8, 2015 Study of Maumee River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of select Maumee River basin tributaries in Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Paulding, Putnam and Wood counties. The Maumee River basin is one of the largest watersheds in Ohio, with dozens of smaller streams draining thousands of square miles of land in northwest Ohio.
June 5, 2015 Study of St. Marys River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the St. Marys River watershed in Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert counties. The St. Marys River combines with the St. Joseph River to form the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Ind.
June 4, 2015 Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant-Writing Workshop Scheduled in Erie County
How do you find funding for your environmental education project or program? And once you find it, how do you write a winning grant proposal?
May 6, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to OSU’s Stone Laboratory
The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory this year will analyze and provide data to researchers studying cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Erie. Weekly water samples will be collected by students and charter boat captains to share information about algae biomass, microcystin, nutrient runoff and other water quality parameters. An Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund grant is helping fund the program.
April 22, 2015 Toledo to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler observed Earth Day in Toledo today, joining Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson to announce upgrades at the city’s drinking water treatment plant designed to improve the ability to remove harmful algal blooms (HABs).
April 6, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards Clean Diesel School Bus Grants to School Districts in Marion, Seneca Counties
New Ohio EPA grants to school districts in Marion and Seneca counties will help reduce air pollution emissions from 58 school buses by more than half a ton every year. A total of $58,478.80 was awarded to reduce children’s exposure to the harmful pollutants in diesel exhaust.
April 3, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards $4,997 Environmental Education Grant to Northwood High School
Northwood High School students will learn about water quality through hands-on science on a land restoration project bordering Dry Creek with help from an Ohio EPA environmental education grant.
April 3, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Manure Science Review Program
The annual Manure Science Review educates Ohio farmers on manure nutrient management. To further this effort, Ohio EPA awarded Ohio State University Extension a $5,000 environmental education grant to help fund this year’s event.
March 26, 2015 Ohio EPA Awarded Federal Grants to Fund Projects Benefitting Lake Erie
Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds.
March 19, 2015 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ohio EPA Center for Excellence, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus.
March 17, 2015 Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Bellville is upgrading its wastewater treatment to make the overall process more effective, including removing more ammonia, to improve water quality and reduce nutrients in Clear Fork Mohican River, thanks to an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
March 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Meeting about Road Construction Project in Henry County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project on the State Route 109 bridge over the Maumee River in Henry County. The meeting will take place at the Liberty Center Public Library, 124 East St., Liberty Center.
February 24, 2015 Study Finds Tenmile Creek, Ottawa River in Fair Condition
A newly released Ohio EPA water quality report details the results of an extensive study of the Tenmile Creek and Ottawa River watershed in Fulton and Lucas counties.
February 13, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Public's Help to Find Illegal Dumping Suspects
Twenty-two drums of unknown materials were abandoned in a semi-trailer in Toledo in early January. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen activity at the site or know the person or people who dumped the material.
February 13, 2015 Future City Alumni of Year Award
The 2014/2015 National Future City Alumni of the Year is Michael Irwin, of Columbus, who is a water resources engineer for ARCADIS, an international engineering design and consulting firm.