SB 2 establishes a statewide watershed planning and management program

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund applauds President of the Senate Larry Obhof and Minority Leader Kenny Yuko and Bill Sponsors Senators Bob Peterson and Matt Dolan for the introduction of and leadership of SB 2. SB 2 creates a watershed coordinator program in each major watershed, coordinated plans for water quality improvements, an aggregation of conservation practices utilized in the state by watershed, as well as a farmer 4R program.

The following quote can be attributed in full or part to Kristy Meyer, Vice President of Policy at the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund:

“We are encouraged by the passage of this bill out of the Senate. The bill would create a program that puts us on a path for water quality improvements and better understanding of the current conservation practices being utilized on agricultural fields across the state. We applaud the Senate, especially the bill Sponsors, Senator Peterson and Dolan for this step towards better water quality in Ohio.

With summer looming and a large harmful algal bloom expected, residents struggling to pay their water bills, and communities failing to make the necessary water infrastructure upgrades the must consider all funding and voluntary and legislative tools to sustainably improve our waterways and ensure all Ohioans have access to clean, safe, and affordable water.”