Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Clean Ohio Fund unveils new website

The Clean Ohio Fund has launched a new inter-agency website designed to improve public access to information on its programs and services.

Content is organized into the four core areas of brownfield revitalization, farmland preservation, green space conservation, and recreational trails.

Users can see before and after photos of Clean Ohio project sites, grant information and applications, maps, and other environmental information.

Press releases, news, and related legislation is also made available.

Ohio voters approved the creation of the $400 million Clean Ohio Fund in 2000.

To date, its various programs have been responsible for $200 million in brownfield remediation, the preservation of 23,000 acres of agricultural land, 533 green space projects, and more than 223 miles of recreational trails.

A $400 million renewal of the Clean Ohio Fund will appear as Issue 2 on the November ballot, part of Governor Ted Strickland's $1.6 billion economic stimulus package.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati supports Clean Ohio Fund ballot initiative (6/19/08)