The latest round of state budget cuts to offset the economic impact of COVID-19 has caused many departments to reevaluate their programs. This includes the H2Ohio fund, which sets money aside to keep Lake Erie, and other water sources, clean.
Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) encouraged a large group of farmers to keep participating in the state's water quality program, saying his administration is keeping its eye on a specific indicator to determine if their plan is reducing harmful algal blooms.
Gov. Mike DeWine has released details of his plan to improve water quality in Ohio, starting with preventing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. The H2Ohio program will start in the Maumee River watershed near Toledo but he wants to eventually broaden it to rest of the state.