For Immediate Release
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.

During the meeting, the commission will take action on three recommended Lake Erie Protection Fund grant project proposals, and the 2017-18 Budget.
The commission will hear updates on the State of Ohio’s Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Implementation Framework, AOC Program, Senate Bill 2 and State Budget.

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 four additional members appointed by Governor John Kasich.

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For more information, contact:
Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160

Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 357-2775


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