FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2005
Commission members are expected to approve the Watershed Balanced Growth Plan Pilot Projects and the 2005 Lake Erie Protection Fund Large Grant awards, as well as the latest round of Small Grants. LEC Chairman Samuel W. Speck will present the 2005 Ohio Lake Erie Awards. LEC Executive Director Edwin Hammett will present the Watershed Balanced Growth Plan Pilot Projects and the winners of the 2005 “Life On Lake Erie” Photo Contest.
Hammett will also update commission members on the 2005 Coastweeks celebration and other items of interest.
Joe Rutherford, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District Two, will report on the progress of the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway and the I-280 Maumee River Crossing Project.
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 Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio Department
of Natural Resources
The commission oversees the Ohio Lake Erie
Protection Fund (LEPF), which is the source of grant money. This fund is
supported by Ohioans each time they purchase a Lake Erie license plate
displaying either the Marblehead Lighthouse or the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse
During the last 12 years, the commission has
raised nearly $8
million through the sale of
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