April 3, 2008
PROTECTION FUND GRANTEES FILE FINAL REPORTS
Seven reports detailing project outcomes are available
online for public viewing
TOLEDO, OH – Reports detailing the results
of seven projects supported by the Lake Erie Protection Fund are available
online for public view, according to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, the
funded included a further study of the sources of Lake Erie beach contamination
at Maumee Bay State Park, upgrading of home septic system records at the Wood
County Health Department, further research into the causes of the Lake Erie
“Dead Zone,” restoration of Doan Brook on Shaker School District
property, a study of post-dredging benefits to the Ashtabula River and the
installation of mooring blocks near six historic Lake Erie shipwrecks to aid
divers seeking to explore these sites.
The 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 $8.5 million and
funded in excess of 300 projects.
The final reports of
these recently completed projects can be accessed at http://www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo/Grant/grants.htm
The 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.
For more information
about the commission and its programs, visit www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo .
For Additional Information, Contact:
Edwin J. Hammett,
EDITORS NOTE: Attached is a list of the final reports
for projects that received funding.
Watershed Connections to Lake Erie
Water Quality: the Algal Loading Hypothesis.
Project Director: David Culver, The Ohio
Population–based Molecular Tracking of Fecal Coliform
in Maumee Bay.
Project Director: Von Sigler, University
of Toledo. LEPF 04-21
GIS: Upgrading Systems for Bacterial Elimination.
Project Director: Kurt Erichsen, TMACOG. SG 267-05
Restoration of Doan Brook on an Urban School Campus.
Project Director: Victoria Mills, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership. SG 271-06
Solid-phase Microextraction Fibers as Models to Predict
Contaminant Bioaccumulation. Project Director:
Roman Lanno, The Ohio
Historic Shipwreck Mooring Blocks.
Project Director: Kenneth Marshall, Maritime Archaeological Survey Team. SG
Ex Post Benefits of the Ashtabula River
Dredging Project. Project Director:
Leroy Hushak, The Ohio