"Serenity on Metzger's Marsh Channel"
Valerie Giovannucci | Maumee, Ohio
Overall Judges' Favorite
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Selects Winners for the 2014 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their September 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut. The winning photos can be found by following the link to the photo contest here. Read the press release by following the link here.
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) sponsors the contest annually and encourages amateur photographers to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie. A new category was added to celebrate the unique winter of 2014.
Dr. R. Peter Richards and the City of Lorain Receive Ohio Lake Erie Awards
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 been recognized for their stewardship.
“These award recipients have shown a great commitment to protecting and promoting Lake Erie and its watershed,” said Gail Hesse, executive director of OLEC. “We commend their efforts.”
Read full press release here
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission Has Scheduled Their Next Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold their next quarterly meeting Wednesday, December 17 at 10am at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, West Conference Room, Bldg. E, Assembly Center, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Highlights from the June 16, 2014 Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting aboard the U.S. EPA R/V Lake Guardian.
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The Lake Guardian will be spending two months on Lake Erie to conduct intensive monitoring and research as part of the binational Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative. If you spot the Lake Guardian, please email us your photos or tag us on our Facebook page: ohiolakeeriecommission!
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded quarterly grants through Ohio's Lake Erie Protection Fund at its June 2014 meeting. These included one LEPF small grant: Euclid Creek Riparian Tree and Shrub Planting Program, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District; and one Balanced Growth grant: Best Local Land Use Practices 2014, Cleveland State University.
Lake Erie Protection Fund Quarter 4 Grants News Release