For Immediate Release
March 1, 2019

Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting at National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street, Toledo.

During the meeting, the commission will hear about a series of recently completed grant projects. ODNR’s Office of Coastal Management will provide a special report on the Sandusky Bay Initiative. There will also be various updates from OLEC staff about projects and programs going on in and around Lake Erie.

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 five additional members appointed by the governor.

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For more information, contact:
Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 357-2775

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