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GLIN==> June 18th - OHIO LAKE ERIE COMMISSION MEETING IN PORT CLINTON



NEWS RELEASE> 

> NEWS> 
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> June 13, 2003
> 
> OHIO LAKE ERIE COMMISSION TO HOLD 
> QUARTERLY MEETING IN PORT CLINTON
> 
> COLUMBUS, OH-The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (LEC) will hold its
> quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, at the new Lake Erie
> Islands Regional Welcome Center, 770 S.E. Catawba Road (Route 53) in Port
Clinton.
> Jamie Kochensparger, executive director of the Ottawa County Visitors
> Bureau, will welcome commission members to the new facility.
> Additional agenda items include approval of the commission's latest round
> of "small" grants from the Lake Erie Protection Fund and an update on
> "large" grant applications for the year. Interim executive director Ed
> Hammett will provide a progress report on the activities of the Balanced
> Growth Initiative. The initiative is developing land-use strategies that
> will balance the protection of the Lake Erie watershed with continued
> economic growth in the region. Hammett will also update the commission on
> activities planned for Coastweeks 2003, scheduled for late August and
> early September. 
> An agenda item particularly significant is the public release of the Ohio
> Lake Erie Buffer Team's Windbreak Book by Steve Davis and the U.S.
> Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service and
> representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of
> Forestry. The Windbreak Book provides useful information for landowners
> when planning to install these important conservation practices.
> All meetings of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission are open to the public and
> include a public comment period. Organizations and citizens are urged to
> attend this meeting and provide input on issues of concern.
> The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is comprised of the directors of the Ohio
> departments of the environmental protection agency, natural resources,
> transportation, development, health and agriculture. The commission was
> established to preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, water quality and
> ecosystem. It also promotes economic development in the region.
> The commission oversees the Ohio Lake Erie Protection Fund (LEPF). During
> the last 11 years, the commission has raised nearly than $7 million
> through the sale of Lake Erie license plates. This money is used to fund
> LEPF grants that focus on improving the quality of Lake Erie and to
> furthering the goals laid out in the Lake Erie Protection & Restoration
Plan.

> -30-
> 
> 
> For Further Information Contact:
      Ed EEd Hammett, Interim Executive Director; 
      Ohio Lake Erie Commission
> (419) 245-2514
> 


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