Around the Basin
News and information
2009 Bi-Annual Governor's Conference Document of Changes
Document available online here.
Photos: Pre-and post-construction photos
West Creek Stream Restoration and Erosion Control Project
Grantee: West Creek Preservation Committee, Ohio
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Awards $157,400 for Two Lake Erie Watershed Plans
The grants advance the Lake Erie Balanced Growth component to Ohio's Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan by promoting voluntary planning for priority areas for future growth and conservation at the local level.
"These grants support Lake Erie basin watershed planning, and improve local economic development and conservation, through the application of Balanced Growth practices," said ODNR Director and Ohio Lake Erie Commission Chairman Sean Logan. "Both projects will be significant in the continued effort along the North Coast to develop Balanced Growth plans."
For more information, see: Ohio DNR News
EPA's Effluent Guidelines: The Final Rule
Full article available online at: Erosion Control Magazine
Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act Introduced in House of Representatives
The bill would establish up to five Centers of Excellence for green infrastructure in the United States. The Centers would conduct research on green infrastructure relevant to the geographic region in which the center is located, and provide communities with training and technical assistance on how to implement green infrastructure best management practices. The legislation would also provide incentive funding to help communities develop green infrastructure technologies.
Contact Mark Gorman at (202/464-4015) at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.
Source: Northeast-Midwest Institute