Watershed Coalition to discuss
The Ohio News-Messenger
The Sandusky River Watershed Coalition will have its next
quarterly public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nature
Center at Lowe-Volk Park, located on Ohio 598 in Crawford
County near Leesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested
in the Sandusky County Watershed Area.
There will be a presentation on the Upper Sandusky Watershed
Water Quality update. Other business scheduled to be addressed
includes recruiting a Hardin/Marion County representative
for the coalition's steering committee; recommendations
from the incorporation Committee that was established
at the winter meeting to look into making the watershed
coalition an independent entity; discussion about a strategy
for watershed planning on a sub watershed scale; and a
review of a proposal WSOS Community Action Commission
Inc., the administering entity of the coalition, is submitting
on behalf of the wastewater committee. If successful,
this proposal will allow for reducing nutrients and bacteria
originating from household sewage treatment systems by
providing cost share for upgrades and replacements.
The watershed coalition was established to provide education
and information to residents of the watershed area so
that they can understand how they can participate in maintaining
good water quality of the Sandusky River and its watershed.
Through resource inventories, stream monitoring and other
projects, the coalition has worked on identifying and
prioritizing areas of concern. The coalition is part of
the Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program, a
seven-state network of agencies dedicated to providing
drinking and wastewater services to small, rural communities.
The program is administered by WSOS Community Action Commission
For more information, call Watershed Coalition Coordination
Monica Chibucos at 419-332-5016.