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EPA announces grants to advance clean-ups in Ohio’s Lake Erie Watershed and Areas of Concern

Dam on the Cuyahoga River
One project will open a segment of the Cuyahoga river to fish passage and restore historic free-flowing conditions.

(Nov. 19, 2019) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Laurie Stevenson announced five separate grants recently awarded:

  • to Ohio EPA
  • Ohio Lake Erie Commission
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization

The grants will be used to restore wetland habitats, control and prevent invasive species, and to continue cleanup and restoration work in Ohio’s Areas of Concern. These grants are part of a larger effort to restore and protect the Great Lakes through the GLRI. 

Read the full EPA news release