New Opportunities for Lake Erie Dredged Material


Each year, 1.5 million cubic yards of material is dredged from the federal navigation channels along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline.  Historically, most of the material dredged from Lake Erie has been placed back into the open waters of the lake.  Thanks to the enactment of Senate Bill 1, open-lake disposal will no longer be an option as of July 1, 2020. It’s time to stop wasting dredged material and start using it to help Ohio.  Ohio EPA is interested in helping find ways to use dredged material in agriculture, construction and engineering, new products, environmental enhancement, and more. Here’s a good little video about the opportunity. Join the Ohio EPA at the Dredged Material Workshop on May 11 at Lorain County Community College.  Register by May 3.