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Farm tour to highlight Lake Erie water quality improvements

PERRYSBURG, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will host a farm tour on Wednesday, August 7, to highlight the success of the Healthy Lake Erie Fund. The appropriation, administered through the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative, offers farmers funding to implement best management practices that reduce nutrient runoff and improve water quality. Currently, $2.45 million has been spent to apply these practices on more than 40,000 acres in the Western Lake Erie Watershed.
WHAT: Healthy Lake Erie Fund Farm Tour
WHO: ODNR Director James Zehringer
Senator Randy Gardner
Representative Tim Brown
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Emch Farm, 23681 Dunbridge Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
WHY: Elected leaders, government agencies and farmers are working
together to implement practices that will improve water quality in
Lake Erie and other Ohio bodies of water. The tour will offer the
media a chance to see some of these practices and hear from
farmers about how they benefit both the producer and Lake Erie.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
For more information, contact:
Mark Bruce, ODNR Office of Communications
614-265-6860

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