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GLIN==> Ohio Lake Erie Commission: Notice of Public Meetings



Posted on behalf of Jeff Busch <jeff.busch@www.epa.state.oh.us>

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July 7, 2000

CONTACT:
Jeffrey L. Busch, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Ohio Lake Erie Commission
419/245-2514
jeff.busch@www.epa.state.oh.us


For Immediate Release

Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Public Meetings on Draft Lake Erie
Protection & Restoration Plan

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission released a draft of the Lake Erie Protection
& Restoration Plan - a long-term strategic plan for the Ohio Lake Erie
watershed.  This plan includes 82 strategic recommendations aimed at
improving the environmental, recreational and economic resources of Ohio's
greatest natural resource.

The plan is in response to the Commission's 1998 State of the Lake Report -
The Lake Erie Quality Index.  That work consisted of 29 separate metrics
which measured the current quality of the Lake Erie basin.  It also
identified many aspects of the lake's ecosystem which were judged to be not
acceptable and will require significant future effort to remediate.

The Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan began from the best ideas
offered from more than 120 experts and stakeholders from throughout Ohio.
The Commission is again asking for help in reviewing the draft plan.  A
series of information public open houses will be held where people may
offer their support or offer suggestions to improve the plan.

The following slate of open houses are being planned:

Dates:
Monday, July 31, 2000, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  The McMaster Center, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325
Michigan St., Toledo, Ohio 43624

Tuesday, August 1, 2000, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Kent State University ~ Ashtabula Campus, 3325 West 13th. St.,
Main Hall, Ashtabula, OH. 44004

Wednesday, August 2, 2000, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  BGSU Firelands College, Ohio University Drive, Huron, OH. 44839

Thursday, August 3, 2000, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Lake Erie Science & Nature Center, Huntington Reservation, 28728
Wolf Rd., Bay Village, OH. 44140

Persons unable to attend a meeting may provide written comments until
August 4, 2000 to the Commission by way of fax or email at:  Fax:
419/245-2519 or Email: oleo@www.epa.state.oh.us

The Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan is available for your review
and downloading at the Commission web site:
http://www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo/

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is comprised of the directors of the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency, and the departments of Natural Resources,
Transportation, Development, Health and Agriculture.  The Commission was
established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie's natural resources,
protecting the quality of its waters and ecosystems, and promoting economic
development in the region.


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