April 11, 2007
LAKE ERIE PROTECTION FUND GRANTEES FILE FINAL
detailing project status, outcome available online for public viewing
– Reports detailing the results of 19 projects supported by the Lake Erie
Protection Fund are available online for public view, according to the Ohio
Lake Erie Commission, the awarding agency.
The projects funded were of all sizes and focus,
including development of a system for forecasting bacteria levels and beach
advisories along the lake; restoration of the Fresnel lens in the Ashtabula
Lighthouse; two studies of round goby dispersal in the lake; and investigation
of the links between landscape and water quality in watersheds draining into
the lake. The projects varied in length from one to three years.
Lake Erie Protection Fund was established to help finance research and
implementation of projects aimed at protecting and preserving Lake
Erie and its watershed. The fund is supported by Ohioans who
purchase Lake Erie license plates. During the
past 15 years, the commission has raised more than $8.4 million and funded in
excess of 260 projects.
The final reports of these recently completed projects
can be accessed at the commission’s Lake Erie Protection Fund website http://www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo/Grant/grants.htm
Ohio Lake Erie Commission is comprised of the directors of the Ohio Environmental
Protection Agency and the Ohio
departments of natural resources, transportation, development, health and
agriculture. The commission was created to preserve the lake’s natural
resources and protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem.
more information about the commission and its programs, please visit www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo .
Additional Information, Contact:
Edwin J. Hammett,
EDITORS NOTE: Attached is a list of the final reports
for projects that received funding.
Calibration of Lake Erie
Foodweb Models with Field Data. Project Director: David Culver, The Ohio State University Research Foundation. LEPF
Bulk Pesticide/Fertilizer Containment Cost-Share
Director: Kevin Elder, Ohio Department of Agriculture. LEPF 01-03
Quantifying Round Goby Dispersal Mechanisms: Impacts
on Mitigation Efforts. Project
Director: Dr. Jeffrey Miner, Bowling
Green State University.
Implementing Innovative Farming Practices That Reduce
Soil Erosion. Project
Director: William Rohrs, Conservation Action Project. LEPF 03-18
Genetic Detection and Monitoring of Aquatic
Nuisance Goby And Mussel Populations in Lake Erie.
Project Director: Dr. Carol A. Stepien, University of Toledo’s
Lake Erie Center. LEPF 02-04
Riparian Forests in N.S. Ohio Watersheds. Project Director:
Dr. Johan Gottgens, University of Toledo.
Characteristics of Mayfly Population Refugia.
Project Director: Dr. Kenneth A. Krieger, Heidelberg College. SG 254-05
Breakneck Creek Watershed – Parcel Data
Inventory and Targeted Landowner Outreach. Project Director: Christine Craycroft, Portage County
Park District. SG 256-05
Putting Urban Landscapes To Work. Project Director: Lynn Garrity, Cuyahoga Soil &
Water Conservation District. SG 262-05
Restoration of the Ashtabula Lighthouse, 4th Order
Fresnel Lens. Project
Director: Robert Frisbie, Ashtabula
Breakneck Creek Watershed Management Plan –
Phase 1. Project
Director: Claude Custer, NEFCO. SG 275-06
Fish Communities of Coastal Wetlands: Corroboration of
a Vegetative Index. Project
Director: Dr. David Johnson, The Ohio
Research Foundation. SG 157-01
Assessment of the Potential For In Situ PCB
Director: George Bullerjahn, Bowling
Green State University. SG 177-02
A Decision Support System To Integrate Watershed and
Transportation Planning. Project
Director: James White, Cuyahoga
River Community Planning
Organization. LEPF 02-15
Implementation of a System For Forecasting Bacteria
Levels and Beach Advisories. Project Director: Donna Francy, U.S. Geological Survey. LEPF 03-07
Subwatershed Planning in the Sandusky River Basin.
Project Director: David Baker, Ph.D., National Center for Water Quality Research. SG
Competitive Interactions Between Yellow Perch &
Round Goby. Project
Director: Maria Gonzales, Miami
University. SG 234-04
Turn Key Operation for New & Innovative
Conservation Tillage Equipment. Project Director: Dave Badenhop, Henry County Soil & Water
Conservation District. SG 235-04