Public forum scheduled on new Healthy Lake Erie Fund

A public forum will be held July 10 for residents interested in learning more about Ohio’s new Healthy Lake Erie Fund with an opportunity to provide input on solutions to resolving the lake’s algae problems.
State Rep. Randy Gardner, sponsor of the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, will host the forum with invited guests Director Jim Zehringer of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Director David Daniels of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally.

“No issue is more important to the environmental and economic health of our region than protecting Lake Erie,” Gardner said. “The new Healthy Lake Erie Fund can be an important next step in helping to solve the algal bloom problems that have been getting worse in recent years.  This is an opportunity for the public to become additionally involved in being part of the solution.”
The forum will begin at 4 p.m. on July 10 at the Lake Erie Regional Welcome Center in Ottawa County. Reservations are not necessary but those wishing to provide suggestions to Gardner and members of the Governor’s cabinet are asked to provide written comments.

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