Obhof, Gavarone Join EPA Administrator in Toledo for Announcement of $12M Investment in Water Quality Protections
COLUMBUS—Senate President Larry Obhof
(R-Medina) and State Senator Theresa Gavarone
(R-Bowling Green) today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler in Toledo for the announcement of a $12M investment in water quality protection grants and projects benefiting Great Lakes cleanup efforts in the Toledo area.
Wheeler, a native Ohioan, announced that $414,000 of that investment will be a Trash Free Waters grant that will fund a filtration system to keep trash out of Toledo’s water supply. Read more here
about today’s announcement.
"EPA is working closely with the City of Toledo and Ohio authorities to clean up sites and return the Maumee River system to full health," said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "Now is the time to clean up past pollution and marine litter on the Maumee River, which in turn will help reinvigorate Toledo and northwest Ohio's future."
“Today’s announcement is great news for northwest Ohio, and I appreciate the priority that the Trump administration has given to preserving Ohio’s Great Lakes communities and resources,” said Obhof. “We share their commitment to keeping our water supplies free from pollution and safe for all Ohioans.”
“The resources of the Great Lakes are invaluable, and I greatly appreciate the collaboration and cooperation between the local, state and federal levels to make sure we do everything possible to preserve that value for future generations,” added Gavarone.
Watch this video
for more information and interviews from today’s announcement. Photo Caption (left to right): U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, State Senator Theresa Gavarone and U.S. EPA Regional Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager Kurt Thiede today on the Maumee River in Toledo for the announcement of a $12M investment in water quality protection programs. Watch what they had to say in this video.