USEPA announced today the first grants awarded under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. . . with $4.5 million awarded to Ohio organizations, agencies and universities. Today's press release can be found here. Grant recipients include:
· $1,348,595, University of Toledo (Maumee River Area of Concern—Wolf Creek passive treatment wetland).
· $498,612, Wayne State University (Toledo Harbor invasive species early warning system pilot project).
· $242,837, Ohio Environmental Council (Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan public engagement).
· $331,669, The Nature Conservancy (Phragmites control on western Lake Erie shoreline).
· $151,000, Delta Institute (Cleveland and Toledo e-waste reduction).
· $425,160, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (Cuyahoga River Area of Concern debris management system).
· $369,472, Cleveland Metroparks (Invasive plant control in Cuyahoga River Basin).
· $294,693, Cleveland Metroparks (West Creek ecosystem restoration).
· $546,417, Ohio EPA (Lake Erie nutrient reduction).
· $177,688, Ohio EPA (Fish deformity analysis).
· $122,429, Ohio EPA (Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force).