As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.



4/14/15
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Lauer

Ohio EPA and Facilitators Offer Teachers, Students a Summer of Learning

Students may be thinking of summer, but teachers continue learning as Ohio EPA offers training for Project WET; Healthy Water, Healthy People; The Wonders of Wetlands (WOW) facilitator and educator workshops and Credible Data training across the state.

Project WET; Healthy Water, Healthy People and WOW are award-winning curricula designed for kindergarten through high school and designed to raise awareness of how water quality issues relate to personal, public and environmental health.

Credible Data, Level 1 will teach sampling techniques used to gather biological, physical and chemical water quality data. Level 1 was designed with educators in mind and may be appropriate for soil & water conservation districts, park districts, health departments, or anyone with an interest in Ohio water quality. The purpose of Level 1 is primarily to promote public awareness and education about Ohio’s surface waters.

Educators are encouraged to attend trainings in their specialties. Ohio EPA staff is available to also present grant-writing workshops. For more information about scheduling, contact Dennis Clement at dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-2048.

Training and
 Sponsors


 
Location  Date and
 time


Registration deadline

 
 Cost



Project WET,
WILD and
Healthy Water,
Healthy People
Muskingum,
Perry and
Guernsey Soil
and Water
Conservation 
Districts,
Environmental
Education
Council of Ohio
and Ohio EPA


East
The Wilds
Evan S. Blumer
Conservation Training
Center,
14000 Cumberland
Road,
Cumberland
April 28
9 a.m to
4 p.m.

April 20
Contact: Nicole Hafer
Nicole.hafer@muskingumswcd.org
(740) 454-2027

$52 workshop,
lunch
included;
Ashland University
credits may be
purchased for
an additional
$175


Project WET and
Healthy Water,
Healthy People
Athens Soil and
Water
Conservation
District and Ohio
EPA
Southeast
Waterloo Aquatic
Education Center
Near Marshfield

June 2
9 a.m. to
5 p.m.


May 19
Contact:
Teresa Caldwell teresacaldwell@athensswcd.org
or (740) 797-9686 ext. 106

Free;
Wear old
clothes;
participants
bring their own
food, drinks


Project WET;
Healthy Water,
Healthy People;
and WOW
Ohio EPA

Central
Battelle Darby Creek
Metro Parks Nature
Center, 1415 Darby
Creek Drive, Galloway

June 10-11
9 a.m. to
4 p.m.

June 5
To register: http://wmao.org/2015/03/project-
wet-workshop/


 $30
(Covers
breakfast,
lunch and
snacks)

Healthy Water,
Healthy People;
WOW; Flying
Wild and
Teachers on the
Estuary (TOTE)
Geauga and
Portage Soil and 
Water
Conservation
Districts


Northeast
Old Woman Creek
National Estuary
2514 Cleveland Road East,Huron

June 22 to
June 24

Class full, accepting places on
wait list

Contact
Gail Prunty
Gprunty@geaugaswcd.com
(440) 834-1122
http://bit.ly/1Fn2dfP


$275;
additional cost
to purchase
graduate
credits


Project WILD;
Aquatic WILD;
Growing Up Wild;
and Project WET
Ohio Department
of Natural
Resources;
Summit Soil & 
Water
Conservation
District; city of
Cuyahoga Falls
and Ohio EPA



North
Lion’s Lodge
641 Silver Lake Ave.,
Cuyahoga Falls

 
July 7    
8:30 a.m. to
4:30p.m.
and
July 8
8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m.


June 27
Contact:
Gene Easter
GLEaster@sbcglobal.net
(330) 928-6691


$30
(Covers food
and materials
for two days)


Level I Credible
Data
Ohio EPA


Central
Highbanks Metropark, 9466 U.S. Route
23 North,
Lewis Center


August 27
8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.


August 24
To register:
Dennis Clement
Dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov
(614) 644-2048

Free;
Wear old
clothes;
participants
bring their own
food, drinks

 

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

 
 800-282-9378