FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2006
ON SEPTEMBER 6 IN
Commission members are expected to lay the groundwork for the conference by approving various awards and reports to be released the following day. They are also expected to approve the latest round of small grant applications.
LEC Executive Director Edwin Hammett will report on ongoing projects, including the Balanced Growth and license plate programs and the 2006 Coastweeks celebration.
The Chairman of the Black River RAP will present an updated report
on remediation of the
Advisory committees will report on the Ohio Coastal Resource Management Project, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments.
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
ODNR and OEPA, as well as the departments of Transportation, Development,
Health and Agriculture. It was established for the purpose of preserving
The commission also oversees the Ohio Lake Erie Protection Fund,
which is the source of grant money for projects that benefit the
During the last 13 years, the commission has raised more than $8
million through the sale of
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