Programs supporting conservation along the Lake Erie shore

There are 14 programs on this page, please scroll down to view complete list.

For complete details on each program, including agency contacts, please see the listing in the printed Inventory of State Programs, Appendix C of the Balanced Growth Strategy on the Inventory Home page or click the program website link in the table.

Program Name and Type of Assistance

Program Link

Special Incentive

Agency

 

Clean Ohio Conservation Fund (Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

Ohio Public Works Commission 

Provides funding for preservation of open spaces, sensitive ecological areas, and stream corridors.

 

Coastal Management Assistance Grants

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

ODNR Office of Coastal Management

Provides financial assistance to local governments, state agencies, non-profits and educational institutions for projects that preserve, protect and enhance Lake Erie coastal resources and/or support their sustainable use.

 

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

ODNR Office of Coastal Management

Protects coastal and estuarine lands considered important for their ecological, conservation, recreational, historical or aesthetic values. The program provides state and local governments with matching funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers.

 

Lake Erie Protection Fund

(Financial Assistance)

Program Website

 SPECIAL INCENTIVE

Ohio Lake Erie Commission

Funds (1) Research into the economic, environmental, and human health effects of contamination; (2) Research and data collection regarding water quality and toxic contamination; (3) Developing improved methods of measuring water quality and establishing a firm scientific base for implementing a basin-wide system of water quality management; (4) Improving scientific knowledge on which protection policies are based and devising new and innovative clean-up techniques for toxic contaminants; and (5) Supplementing state commitments to policies and programs pertaining to water quality and resource protection.

 

Ohio Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

(Financial Assistance)

Program Website

 

ODNR Div. of Soil and Water Resources

Improves water quality by reducing sediment pollution and field runoff throughout six of northwest Ohio's watersheds that drain into Lake Erie through the installation of filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland, hardwood trees, wildlife habitat and field windbreaks. Eligible funding area includes: Lake Basin-Maumee, Sandusky, Auglaize, Blanchard, Portage, Black, Vermilion, and Huron.

 

Watershed Coordinator Grant Program

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

ODNR Div. of Soil and Water Resources

Provides non-profits and local governments with four year grants to employ watershed coordinators to plan nonpoint source pollution programs via stakeholder compiled watershed action plans.

 

Litter Cleanup Grant

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

ODNR Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention

Provides grant funds for costs associated and participation in community based litter cleanup and public awareness efforts.

 

Great Lakes Remedial Action Plans

Program Website

 

 

Ohio EPA

Restores beneficial uses to the four Lake Erie Areas of Concern in Ohio (Maumee, Black, Cuyahoga, and Ashtabula Rivers). This program concentrates on using an ecosystem approach and considerable public participation and ownership to restore the 14 beneficial use impairments listed in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

 

State and Federal Consistency

(Regulatory)

Program Website

 

 

ODNR- Office of Coastal Management

Ensures certain state and federal activities are consistent with the policies of the Ohio Coastal Management Program

 

Shore Structure Permit Program

(Regulatory)

Program Website

 

ODNR Office of Coastal Management

 

Ensures that structures constructed along or near the shoreline of Lake Erie that will act to control erosion, wave action or inundation are appropriately designed in accordance with standard engineering practice, will function as intended, and potential impacts by the structures to adjacent shorelines are minimized.

 

Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Area Mapping

(Technical Assistance)

(Regulatory)

Program Website

 

ODNR Division of Geological Survey

Prepares updated designations of the Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Areas

 

Lake Erie Shore Erosion Management Plan (Technical Assistance)

Program Website

 

 

Dept. of Natural Resources

Establishes a reference plan for local communities and individual property owners to consult in addressing Lake Erie based erosion and flooding concerns in conjunction with the restoration of some of the shore and near shore habitats and resources along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast.

 

Section 208 Planning (State Water Quality Management Plan)

Program Website

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

Ohio EPA and six areawide planning agencies (TMACOG, NEFCO, NOACA, ERCOG, MVRPC, and OKI)

Meets requirements in federal regulations: to apply knowledge of the water quality problems and threats in a region in developing plans that identify what steps will be taken, by what entities and by when to help improve and maintain good water quality.

 

Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan

Program Website

 

 

Ohio EPA

Plans for the protection and restoration of the biological, physical, and chemical integrity of Lake Erie.

 

 

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