Statement from The Nature Conservancy on H2Ohio water quality initiative

Dublin, OH

The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Bill Stanley, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio:

“Today Governor Mike DeWine outlined his H2Ohio water quality initiative, which represents a huge advancement in addressing the water quality issues that have been plaguing Ohio’s lakes and rivers. The Nature Conservancy applauds the efforts of the Governor and his team. 

We are especially pleased to see included in the plan water-based restoration programs, such as creating wetlands in targeted areas to naturally filter out nutrients and sediment.  These strategies will provide longer-term benefits for both the Lake Erie and Ohio River watersheds and The Nature Conservancy is a leader in demonstrating their value.  We are excited to work with the DeWine Administration to ensure this initiative will achieve the lasting solutions to water quality that Ohioans deserve.” 

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