House Holds First Hearing on Watershed Planning Bill

The Ohio House this week heard sponsor testimony for Senate Bill 2, which would establish a statewide watershed planning and management program to be administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Many different groups and agencies are working on watershed issues, such as stream monitoring, using vegetation to prevent flooding, and erosion control. SB 2 is designed to complement the H2Ohio program, which was established in the state budget bill to provide funding for water quality resources. 10/17/2019