Late last week (week of July 16, 2012) the Directors of ODNR, OEPA and ODA announced the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative. The initiative utilizes $1.5 million dollars for implementation of several practices targeted in Defiance, Henry, Wood and Putnam Counties and has a website located at http://cleanlakes.ohio.gov/ that you may want to check periodically.
A summary of the Clean Lake Initiative is… Ohio announces ‘Clean Lakes Initiative’ to help curb pollution – Farm & Dairy News
Funding specifics are not available but they will focus on:
- water control devices structures
- variable rate fertilizer application
- cover crops
- variable rate fertilizer application, while also working the fertilizer into the soil
- broadcast fertilizer application and working the fertilizer into the soil.
Watch for future information at: http://cleanlakes.ohio.gov/