Groups compete to develop Ohio wetlands, streams
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 10 June 2013 06:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Conservation groups are vying to run a proposed state program developing new Ohio wetlands and streams from fees paid by developers.

The proposed plan would operate from fees developers pay for destroying old wetlands and streams. Developers are required by law to restore natural resources destroyed when they construct buildings and roads.

But The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/11oH5fC ) that state and federal officials say conservation groups can do a better job creating bogs and waterways than developers.

The Ohio Nature Conservancy, the Ohio Wetlands Foundation and the North Coast Regional Council of Park Districts are competing for the job.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says rules to create the program are still being discussed. The agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would oversee the program.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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