Recreational Boaters To Benefit From More Than $878,000 In Dredging Projects
In The Lake Erie Region
Dredging activities slated for Ashtabula, Lorain, Erie and Wood counties
COLUMBUS, OH – Recreational boaters will notice improved waterway navigation at four sites on Lake Erie thanks to more than $878,000 in Recreation Harbor Evaluation Program grants, awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft.
The largest award is $366,000 to the Conneaut Port Authority in Ashtabula County for dredging of the marina and navigation channels leading to Lake Erie from the Conneaut Lagoon Access.
Other grant awards include more than $364,000 for the Vermilion Port Authority to dredge recreational navigation channels leading to Lake Erie from the Vermilion Lagoons Access in Lorain County.
A grant of more than $210,000 went to the City of Huron for dredging the municipal boat basin. The City of Rossford in Wood County received more than $161,000 for excavation of the Rossford marina basin.
The ODNR Division of Watercraft administers the Recreation Harbor Evaluation Program, which provides local political subdivisions, recreation, park and conservancy districts, and state and federal agencies up to 100 percent reimbursement assistance for dredging projects that benefit recreational boaters on Lake Erie, the Ohio River and their respective tributaries.
The funds are provided through the Ohio Waterways Safety Fund, which is comprised of a share of the state motor fuels tax, watercraft registration and titling fees, and assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard.
For Further Information Contact:
Phil Miller, ODNR Division of Watercraft
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John Wisse, ODNR Division of Watercraft
Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations