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Ohio grain organizations working to improve waterways

While many factors and sources affect water quality, Ohio’s agricultural organizations, including the Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program and the Ohio Corn Marketing Program are investing more than $1 million to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in partnership with The Ohio State University, OSU Extension and the U.S.…
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Kite Flight brightens the skies over Port Clinton

On Sunday at Waterworks Park the Fifth Annual Greater Port Clinton Arts Council’s Kite Flight brightened the grey skies. Special guests the Windjammers out of Detroit, MI, are a world-traveling professional kite flying team who recently came back from an event in Singapore. This year’s Kite Flight also featured a…
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Significant harmful algal bloom predicted for this summer

Bloom anticipated to be similar to 2003 After an accurate prediction last year, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) once again issued a seasonal harmful algal bloom (HAB) forecast for Lake Erie at an all-day press event at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory…
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ODNR keeps Ohio's waters safer with Sober Boater effort

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently participated in Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown to remove impaired boaters from public waterways June 28-30. ODNR Division of Watercraft officers contacted boaters on 456 vessels and made 10 arrests for boating under the influence (BUI). As with motor vehicle operators,…
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Healing Lake Erie with your license plates

Ohio Lake Erie Commission offers new Lake Erie design The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) announced a new Lake Erie license plate design that became available on July 1 from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The new design features a life ring with the words “Lake Erie” on it.…
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Latta co-sponsors Great Lakes System Sustainability legislation

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has cosponsored H.R. 2273, the Great Lakes System Sustainability Act. This bipartisan legislation would streamline the current Great Lakes Navigation System by creating a single, cohesive system for budgetary purposes, which would allow the system to compete for Army Corps of Engineers maintenance funding as…
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