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GLIN==> NOTICE: QUARTERLY LAKE ERIE COMMISSOIN MEETING - DEC 12, 2007



PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 5, 2007

 

 

OHIO LAKE ERIE COMMISSION TO HOLD QUARTERLY

MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, IN COLUMBUS

TOLEDO, OH – The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at the Ohio Department of Transportation central office, 1980 W. Broad St. in Columbus.

Jeffrey M. Reutter, director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, will provide a report on the harmful algal blooms that have plagued Lake Erie over the years. In addition, the commission is expected to select a chairman and secretary for 2008 and approve a schedule of regular meetings for the year.

Vicki Deisner of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), who serves as chairman of the OLEC executive committee, will present the 2007 Lake Erie Balanced Growth Strategy for approval by the Commission.

All meetings of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission are open to the public and include a public comment period. Organizations and citizens are encouraged 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 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the state departments of Transportation, Development, Health and Agriculture. It was established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie’s natural resources, protecting the quality of its waters and ecosystem, and promoting economic development in the region.

The commission also oversees the Ohio Lake Erie Protection Fund, which is the source of grant money for projects that benefit the Lake Erie watershed economically and environmentally. This fund is supported by Ohioans who purchase a Lake Erie license plate displaying the Marblehead Lighthouse or Toledo Harbor Lighthouse designed by Ohio artist Ben Richmond.

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For Further Information Contact:

Edwin J. Hammett,

Ohio Lake Erie Commission, (419) 245-2514