FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2005
CUYAHOGA COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
RECEIVES GRANT FROM
“Putting Urban Landscapes to Work for Water Quality” will identify the ecological and landscape criteria needed to apply best management practices in order to develop two demonstration sites in the Euclid Creek area. Project leaders will also review legislative policies and ordinances to help establish best management practices.
The project will eventually provide ideas on what will work in Euclid Creek and other urbanized watersheds. The project will help in restoring the creek and meeting water quality standards.
The Lake Erie Protection Fund supports a quarterly grant program where funding is limited to $10,000 or less, as well as a larger annual research and implementation grant program. The Ohio Lake Erie Commission oversees the fund and has budgeted $100,000 during the current fiscal year for quarterly grant projects that specifically address one or more of the 84 strategic actions found in the Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan. A total of $64,237 has been awarded during the current fiscal year to these quarterly grant projects.
the last 12 years, the commission has raised more than $7.8 million through the
sale of Lake Erie license plates featuring either the Marblehead Lighthouse or
the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse – both designed by artist Ben Richmond. The
money has gone to a wide range of efforts to preserve and enhance life along
For Further Information Contact:
Edwin J. Hammett,