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by Patricia Healey, Toledo, Ohio
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The Ohio Lake Erie Commission Has Scheduled Their Next Quarterly Meeting

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold their next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. at Heidelberg University Campus Center, 44 Greenfield Street, Tiffin, Ohio.  More details will be available as the meeting date gets closer.  

Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s March meeting in Columbus. Grants were awarded to: Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc., Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.


Lake Erie Protection Fund Quarter 3 Grants News Release



Lake Erie License Plates


Help Preserve, Protect and Restore Lake Erie

New Lake Erie plate now available!

Article by the Sandusky Register highlights new Ohio Lake Erie plate:

Click here to read more

Buy an Erie...Our Great Lake plate today!

Buying online or renewing through the mail? Click here for detailed ordering instructions.

At the BMV?  Ask for one of our plates!


Phosphorus Task Force
Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2013
Click here to view the fully approved Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2013 (LEPR 2013).

About the Lake Erie Commission

The role of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) is to preserve Lake Erie’s natural resources, to protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem, and to promote economic development of the region by ensuring the coordination of policies and programs of state government pertaining to water quality, toxic substances, and coastal resource management. The Commission also oversees the management of the Lake Erie Protection Fund. Authority for the Commission is contained in ORC Sections 1506.21-1506.24.

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission staff advises the Governor and the Commission on the development, implementation, and coordination of Lake Erie programs and policies; provides representation of the interests of Ohio in regional, national, and international forums pertaining to the resources of the Great Lakes; assists in the implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Program and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; facilitates compliance with the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the Great Lakes Toxic Substances Control Agreement; and manages the distribution of money from the Lake Erie Protection Fund.

For more information about the commission and its members click here