Tuesday, November 29, 2011

St. Rep. Terhar Announces Environmental Grant

COLUMBUS—State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) today announced that the Ohio Environmental Education Fund has awarded a grant in the amount of $46,000 to the Mill Creek Restoration Project for its Green Careers and Urban Environments Program.

Through the project, environmental professionals will be able to mentor up to 500 local high school students in careers dealing with the environment and green technologies. Additionally, up to 500 students in grades six through nine will be able to monitor land use and water quality in the Lick Run sub-basin of the Lower Mill Creek watershed, as well as design urban stream restoration strategies in the South Fairmount neighborhood.

“I’m very pleased that this grant money will go toward the Green Careers and Urban Environments Program,” Representative Terhar said. “Ohioans have always cared deeply about our environment. Getting our area young people interested in these careers at a young age is sure to benefit them as individuals, as well as our community as a whole.”

The Environmental Education fund is administered through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Statewide, only 10 grants were awarded.