Science-based training and tools for a sustainable Lake Erie
Addressing local needs...
through practical training and technical assistance to help communities manage flooding, erosion, and water pollution and plan for the impacts of a changing climate
between scientists, practitioners, and decision-makers to solve problems affecting Lake Erie.
Managing Flooding, Pollution & Erosion: Evaluating Stormwater Solutions for Ohio
The Ohio CTP and conservation partners have been awarded a $821,000 grant for collaborative research to improve urban stormwater management To learn more visit the project website or download the fact sheet.
Training Events Calendar
Construction BMP Workshop
October 11, 2012
A knowledge and skill building workshop for engineers, contractors, site managers, developers, and stormwater technicians focused on construction site inspection and proper installation and maintenance of BMPs.
Permit requirements, common issues, & audits
Lynette Hablitzel, Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water
John Mathews, ODNR
Heather Elmer, Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve
Crystal Dymond, Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Randy Spann, Kalahari Resort and Kenneth Fortney, Erie County Engineer’s Office
Patteka Bannister and Beatrice Miringu, City of Toledo Environmental Utilities Department
Working Together To Get Things Done
Ritter Public Library
July 18 - 19, 2012
A two day training that builds participant capacity to work collaboratively with people who have different priorities, viewpoints, and knowledge to use science to improve resource management.
Agenda and Workbook
Ohio's Wildlife in a Changing Climate
December 15, 2011
A conference for wildlife managers, fish and wildlife biologists, naturalists, and other conservation professionals featuring climate trends, impacts on habitat and wildlife, management in an uncertain future, and regional case studies to support consideration of climate impacts in conservation plans and management strategies. The keynote address was given by David Karowe, Professor of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University. Other guest speakers included Karl Martin, Wildlife and Forestry Research Section Chief at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and co-chair of The Wildlife Society’s Climate Change Working Group; Olivia LeDee, Assistant Scientist in Forest and Wildlife Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jeremy Ash, Research Specialist in Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison; and Jeff Walk, Director of Science for the Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Planning for Climate Impacts in the Great Lakes
August 10, 2011
A one day workshop for planners and other professionals addressing land use, public health, stormwater, emergency preparedness & natural resource management issues. The workshop provides an overview of the latest climate science, an interactive participant discussion about climate issues, information about climate planning processes and strategies, examples of planning tools and resources and includes an interactive activity focused on assessing community vulnerability. Professional planners earn six APA CM credits for completing this course.
Ohio Lake Erie Basin Stormwater Training Grants
This program awards grants to organizations that provide needed stormwater training to professionals and local government officials to enable better informed decisions that reduce the adverse impacts of stormwater on water resources. Ohio soil and water conservation districts, county governments, municipal governments, regional planning organizations, non-profit groups and academic organizations in the Lake Erie watershed may apply. Preference is given for projects that demonstrate collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries. The maximum award is $500 for an individual entity or $1500 for collaborating entities. Exceptionally collaborative projects may seek additional funding.
Proposals must have an educational purpose that promotes more effective planning, policy-making, design, program management or resource management and show that a documented training need will be addressed. Applicants will be required to collect data through participant evaluation surveys. Contact email@example.com to inquire about 2012 requests for proposals.
|Training and Technical Assistance to Inform Land Use Planning and Protect Water Quality in Ohio’s Lake Erie Watershed: A Front-end Evaluation of Local Official Needs
|Laurentian Great Lakes basin climate change adaptation. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-153
Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve
2514 Cleveland Road East
Huron, Ohio 44839