Date(s) - October 20, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am


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Ohio’s H2Ohio Program: Overview and Update on Current Status

Terry Mescher from the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil & Water Conservation is the program director of H2Ohio. He will share insights to how the program is being used to address water quality concerns in Lake Erie and the Western Lake Erie Basin. He will also give an update on the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s efforts to improve nutrient management across the Western Lake Erie Basin.

Gov. Mike DeWine launched H2Ohio in 2019. The comprehensive water quality initiative is working to strategically address serious water issues that have been building in Ohio for decades. Such problems include harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie caused by phosphorus runoff from farm fertilizer, failing drinking water, wastewater and home sewage treatment systems due to aging infrastructure and lead contamination from old water pipes and fixtures.

Space for the in-person component is limited to the first 20 registers. Complimentary coffee provided for all in-person attendees.

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