On Dec. 6, 2016, DEFA hosted a well-attended gathering of Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) stakeholders, including project sponsors, consultants, city and regional park district representatives, SWCD offices, land conservancies and ODNR. Created in 2000, the WRRSP has helped fund several projects that help preserve or restore Ohio’s water resources. During the open house, DEFA staff shared program successes, described upcoming changes to the application process, answered many questions and received excellent suggestions for improving the program. Nearly 40 people from all corners of the state braved cold and rain for this informative and well-received meeting. To learn more about the event or the WRRSP program, please contact Steve Malone at (614) 644-3663 or Steven.Malone@epa.ohio.gov.