FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2005
ON DECEMBER 21 IN
TOLEDO, OH – The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (LEC) will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Fountain Square Complex, Assembly Center, Building E., 2045 Morse Road in Columbus.
Commission Members are expected to approve the latest round of small grants and review the budget, guidelines and application deadlines for the 2006 Lake Erie Protection Fund grant cycle. They will also approve the group’s regular meeting schedule for 2006.
LEC Executive Director Edwin Hammett will report on ongoing projects, including the Balanced Growth and license plate programs and other outreach efforts.
ODNR representatives will
update members on activities surrounding today’s signing of the Great
Lakes Charter Annex, which sets guidelines and limitations on how
All meetings of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission are open to the public and include a public comment period. Organizations and citizens are urged to attend this meeting and provide input on issues of concern.
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission
is comprised of the directors of the ODNR and OEPA, as well as the departments
of Transportation, Development, Health and Agriculture. It was established for
the purpose of preserving
The commission oversees the
Ohio Lake Erie Protection Fund (LEPF), which is the source of grant money.
This fund is supported by Ohioans each time they purchase a Lake Erie
license plate displaying either the Marblehead Lighthouse or the Toledo Harbor
Lighthouse designed by
During the last 12 years, the
commission has raised $8.0 million through the sale of
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