State Awards $870K for 3 Valley Conservation Projects

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Public Works Commission has awarded $870,324 for three Mahoning Valley area conservation projects.

Trumbull County MetroParks was awarded $449,358 for its Champion Wetland Connector project; The Columbiana County Park District was awarded $270,966 for its Kerestes Cliffs project; and Mill Creek MetroParks will receive $150,000 for its Wildlife Sanctuary Expansion Improvements project.

In total, 37 projects in 26 counties were awarded $19.2 million through the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program, which is dedicated to environmental conservation including acquisition of green space and protection of rivers and streams.

“These projects are critical for protection of Ohio’s natural resources, biodiversity and habitats,” said Linda Bailiff, director of the Ohio Public Works Commission. “It’s a great time of year to get out and explore the many parks and preserves throughout our great state.”

Pictured at top: The Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. (Facebook | Mill Creek MetroParks)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.