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Funding Opportunities for Communities in 2017

Great Lakes Commission:  Great Lakes Emerging Champions Mini-Grant Program Deadline:  July 31, 2017 Webpage:  http://www.glc.org/wp-content/uploads/Emerging-Champions-RFP.pdf The Great Lakes Commission is awarding up to $20,000 for green infrastructure projects in small- to medium-sized communities to improve water quality, manage stormwater, and enhance community well-being.  To be eligible, communities must have less than 500,000 people (all TCWP…
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UT Study Shows Virus Infection May be Linked to Toledo Water Crisis

In August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio’s water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study co-authored by UT researchers shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more…
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Green Infrastructure Incentives for NE Ohio Communities

Throughout Northeast Ohio, the use of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) techniques has become a more common and visible means of managing stormwa­ter runoff from developed land. The multiple benefits of GSI practices beyond wa­ter quality have been widely recognized in the region, and the Ohio Rainwater and Land Development Manual (ODNR, 2006) encourages the use…
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Take the Envirothon Challenge

The Envirothon is a national, academic, outdoor competition for high school students, which is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources. The Envirothon tests students' knowledge of natural resources in five categories: Soils, Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatics, and Current Environmental Issues. Teachers in Cuyahoga County interested in sharing this challenge…
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