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Forum 4: April 25, 2012

The purpose of the fourth Forum was to continue to foster partnerships for GLRI 2012 projects in Ohio/Lake Erie that will meet the goals of the GLRI Action Plan as well as reflect the needs and interests of state and local government managers and researchers working to protect and restore Lake Erie.

The fourth Forum was held at the University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center.

List of Attendees

If you or your group will be submitting an application under the RFA, please let us know the details using the Project Idea Form. Please also consider adding language to your application indicating you will work with the Synthesis Team.

Fact sheets and the detailed project list handed out at the meeting are available on the Reports page. We also provided the Great Lakes Commission's Ohio GLRI Fact Sheet. Maps of key geographic features mentioned in the RFA, including the Maumee River watershed, Blanchard River sub-basin, AOCs, and beaches were provided by the ODNR Office of Coastal Management. See the Ohio Coastal Atlas, Lake Erie and Watersheds page (scroll to bottom of page) to view or download the map of the complete Maumee watershed including areas in MI and IN.

Please note we have updated the links to the federal agencies on our main GLRI page, and those web sites may have additional information about those agencies' projects and funding sources.

Forum 3: March 8, 2012

The purpose of the third Forum was to begin to foster partnerships for GLRI 2012 projects that will meet the goals of the GLRI Action Plan as well as reflect the needs and interests of state and local government managers and researchers working to protect and restore Lake Erie.

The third Forum was held at the Ottawa County Agriculture Extension Office.

The general agenda was: overview of the GLRI Focus Areas and topics so far along with selected project updates/overall summary in the morning, with a more targeted discussion of the Focus Areas and networking/partnership opportunities in the afternoon. Materials distributed are linked under the April 25, 2012 Forum listing.

Forum 2: November 29, 2011

The purpose of the second Forum was to begin the process of pulling together the “big picture” for GLRI in Ohio. Project awardees are invited to attend to give brief, informal presentations on the status and preliminary findings of their projects.

Meeting Materials:

Agenda

Project Presentations:

Habitat & Invasive Species Nearshore & Nonpoint Source Pollution Beach Health & Monitoring
Ashtabula River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Cuyahoga County Surface Water Improvement Comparison of Methodologies to Assess Bacterial Levels at Ohio Beaches
Cuyahoga River and Harbor AOC Habitat & Fish Characterization Installation of Dental Amalgam Separators Holistic Watershed Approach at Huntington Beach
Cuyahoga River Urban Riparian Habitat Restoration Phase I North Central Ohio Sediment Reduction Project Improving Communication about Ohio Beach Water Quality
Cuyahoga River Urban Riparian Habitat Restoration Phase II Ohio EPA Lake Erie Nearshore Monitoring Program Innovative Rapid Identification of Lake Erie Fecal Sources
Invasive Plant Prevention & Control, Grand River Watershed Ottawa River Watershed Scrap Yard Program Predictive Models for Urban Beaches
North Bass Island Habitat Restoration Phosphorus Reduction Using Variable Rate Technology Rapid Bacteria Detection at Cleveland Beaches
Reforestation of Maumee Bay & Mary Jane Thurston State Parks Prevention of Surface Water Contamination from Biosolids Sanitary Surveys to Reduce Pollution in Lake Erie
Restoration of Lacustrine Refuge in Cuyahoga Area of Concern TMDL for Ottawa River (Lima) Watershed GLOS Adaptive Management Needs Assessment (GLOS, Inc.)
Restoring Ottawa River Wetlands and Habitat Toledo Harbor Sediment Management and Reuse  
Wet Prairie Restoration in the Maumee Area of Concern Lake Erie Nearshore and Offshore Nutrient Study  
Blueprints for Conservation of Biodiversity in Lake Erie Undo the Great Lakes Chemical Brew; Proper PPCP Disposal  
A Comprehensive Regional Public Outreach Campaign on AIS Green Marina Outreach & Education Project  
     

 

Forum 1: November 10, 2010

The purpose of this initial Forum was to introduce the Synthesis Team and to create awareness of GLRI projects funded in 2010. Project awardees were invited to attend to give brief, informal presentations of their projects.

Meeting Materials:

Agenda

Synthesis Team Overview Presentation (PDF)

Project Overview Presentation (PDF)

Due to the length of the presentation, it has been separated into five sections by USEPA Focus Area:

         Projects in the Toxics & AOCs Focus Area
         Projects in the Invasive Species Focus Area
         Projects in the Habitat & Wildlife Restoration and Protection Focus Area
         Projects in the Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution Focus Area (part 1.1)(part 1.2) (part 2)
         Projects in the Accountability, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication, & Partnerships Focus Area
         Ohio Sea Grant College Program Projects across the Great Lakes
   
 

Flipchart Discussion Notes