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  • 13 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting today, December 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus. During the meeting, the commission will act on three recommended Lake Erie Protection Fund grant project proposals, hear updates on the Lake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan, Ohio’s […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, Put-in-Bay.  The meeting discussion will focus on strategic planning for the Commission, continuing progress with the Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Strategy and roll-out of the Western Lake […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Building upon historic changes undertaken earlier this year to improve Lake Erie water quality, Ohio has reached an agreement with Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario to achieve a 40 percent reduction in the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie’s western basin by 2025.  “Lake Erie is one of our state’s crown jewels for […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Heidelberg University Campus Center in Tiffin. During the meeting, the commission will take action on two recommended Lake Erie Protection Fund grant project proposals. The commission will also hear about the progress of current projects and […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its September meeting in Cleveland. The fund was established to help finance research and on-the-ground projects aimed at protecting, preserving and restoring Lake Erie and its watershed. It is supported by Ohioans who purchase a Lake Erie license plate […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2013 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2008, reflects actions the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies plan to take over the next several years to protect, preserve and restore Ohio’s Great Lake. The state’s […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor John R. Kasich yesterday signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River. The executive order provides the Ohio EPA Director the tools needed to prohibit open lake disposal of dredge material […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is preparing to respond to lakes Erie and Ontario high water within the limits of its Regulatory, Emergency Management, Program and Project Management, and Operations and Maintenance programs. Lake Erie water level set a record for this time of year, where Lake Ontario remains above average but […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dr. R. Peter Richards and the city of Lorain are the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Lake Erie Awards presented by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC). OLEC honors one person and one organization each year that have worked to protect and restore Lake Erie and its watershed. Since 1995, 19 individuals and organizations have […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced yesterday a $177,706 grant for the University of Michigan’s Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research through the School of Natural Resources and Environment. This support, which comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its next quarterly meeting today, at 10 a.m. at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, OH. During the meeting, the commission will discuss and vote on dredge material grant proposals provided by OLEC’s Dredge Research and Innovation in Farming Team (DRIFT). At the event, there will also be updates […]

  • 2 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Nearshore and Offshore Lake Erie Nutrient Study (NOLENS) concludes this month, following a year of research headed by principal investigator Chris Pennuto, a research scientist with the Buffalo State College Great Lakes Center and professor of biology. The fundamental question of the study was, “Why didn’t Lake Erie’s health improve as expected when the […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio House of Representatives gave its final approval yesterday to legislation (Senate Bill 1) that makes great strides in protecting western Lake Erie from toxic algae and the threats it poses to people’s drinking water and the lake’s $12.9 billion dollar tourism industry. The Ohio Senate is expected to promptly approve the bill and […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the USACE to explore alternatives to disposal of dredged sediment in Lake Erie.  The senators called for an independent assessment to determine the practice’s impact on water quality, the ecosystem, and Ohio’s shipping industry. “While […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their plan to place dredge material from Cleveland Harbor, which includes six miles of the Cuyahoga River, in Lake Erie or not dredge the entire navigation channel unless a non-federal partner pays to place it in confined disposal facilities. This year, as they […]

  • 5 February 2016

    After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refused to stop Lake Erie sediment dumping, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to reject the Port of Cleveland’s request and continue its push to dump potentially harmful sediment from the Cuyahoga River into […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to prevent the Army Corps’ of Engineers from disposing of dredged materials from the Cleveland Harbor Project in Lake Erie without approval by the Ohio EPA.  “The Cleveland Harbor project is vital to all of Ohio and we must ensure that the […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman has announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $8.6 million to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie. Hedman was joined by U.S. Sen. Sherrod […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will soon start work on a new collaborative restoration project at Lake Erie Metropark to improve shoreline and coastal wetland in the park. The project is possible thanks to a $1.5 million grant from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. “With that, the Metroparks’ Natural […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S Environmental Protection Agency has announced the award of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds totaling over $3.1 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to target harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. “This new Great Lakes […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson have announced five separate grants recently awarded to Ohio EPA, Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (Ohio DNR), and the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO). The grants will be used to restore wetland […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has announced the release of a report titled: “Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms.” It concluded that open-lake placement of dredged material does not contribute to the development of harmful algal blooms in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Construction work to repair the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, is now underway, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District. USACE began repairs to the Lorain breakwater on May 12. As reported, the contractor, Great Lakes Dock and Materials, LLC, from Muskegon, Michigan, will […]

  • 31 March 2014

    U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, along with Reps. Bob Gibbs, Dave Joyce, and Marcy Kaptur, urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pursue all options necessary to ensure Lake Erie is appropriately dredged and maintained as soon as possible. The Great Lakes—especially Lake Erie—are vital to serving Ohio’s economic needs, but shipping […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced last Friday, December 18, that the state has filed a request for a public hearing over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed plan to place dredged material from the Cleveland Harbor directly in Lake Erie. Dredging ensures that water is deep enough for commercial cargo ships to safely […]