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  • August 25, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday announced that the National Parks Service is awarding a significant financial grant to restore a historic Naval submarine that calls Cleveland home.The $395,050 grant was awarded through the Save America's Treasures grant program and will be allocated toward restorations for the USS Cod, which served... Read More
  • September 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of last month’s toxic algal blooms that threatened Toledo’s drinking water supply, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced new legislation that could help improve water quality throughout Ohio.  “Climate change has led to more frequent violent storms,” Brown said during a teleconference... Read More
  • September 05, 2014

    — by Tom Troy
    U. S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) toured a biological research station on Put-in-Bay today to focus on Ohio's algae bloom problem. Scientists told him phosphorous running off farm fields combined with climate change are causing dangerous algae blooms. Local tourism officials joined with Sen. Brown afterward in Catawba to discuss the impact on... Read More
  • September 04, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $12 million in new federal funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) today to combat algal blooms and improve water quality. The funds will help expand monitoring and forecasting of Lake Erie, while increasing incentives for farmers in the watershed to implement conservation practices that... Read More
  • August 10, 2014

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, hopes a provision he put in the latest farm bill will help Ohio obtain millions of dollars of additional conservation funds designed to help the state fight harmful algal blooms. Brown is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and says he's the only Ohioan to sit on the panel in more than four decades. He also... Read More
  • August 05, 2014

    — by Wilson Dizard
    As residents of Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding region recover from a weekend without access to usable tap water — the fault of a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie — the crisis has set off new calls for stricter rules on the use the fertilizers that help contribute to the blooms. The algae bloom set off alarms on Saturday,... Read More
  • August 04, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and more than a dozen Great Lakes senators sent a letter to John Gross, director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Asian Carp, expressing their commitment to find solutions to the threat of Asian carp and other invasive species to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River... Read More
  • July 18, 2014

    — by Tom Jackson
    America's biggest source of fresh water, the Great Lakes, is getting attention from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.  Measures to pressure communities to improve sewer systems, block invasive species from getting into the U.S. and fund continuing cleanup efforts in the Great Lakes are among the bills awaiting action in Congress. Chad Lord, policy... Read More
  • July 15, 2014

    — by Dave Russell
    Ohio has been awarded nearly $1.3 million to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Senator Sherrod Brown says funding from the Department of the Interior’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Gulf of Mexico’s Energy Security Act will help Ohio’s natural resources and create new outdoor recreation... Read More
  • July 10, 2014

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Wednesday announced that Ohio has been awarded $1,277,698 in new federal resources by the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Of the funds, $1,236,596 comes from the regular Fiscal Year 2014 apportionment awarded to the states... Read More
  • June 01, 2014

    This week U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced $33 million in new federal resources available to farmers and producers to make necessary conservation improvements in areas with high priority watersheds, including the Great Lakes, Ohio River, Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake and Mississippi River.... Read More
  • May 22, 2014

    — by Ohio Ag
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced $33 million in new federal resources available to farmers and producers to make necessary conservation improvements in areas with high priority watersheds -- including the Great Lakes, Ohio River, Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake, and Mississippi River. The... Read More
  • July 01, 2013

    — by Alexandra Villarreal
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced his co-sponsorship  on Thursday of a bill aimed at protecting the Great Lakes and encouraging economic growth in the Great Lakes area. “Protecting Lake Erie is about protecting Ohio’s drinking water and the thousands of fishing, boating, and recreation jobs that are dependent on clean and safe... Read More
  • January 24, 2013

    — by M.L. Schultze
    Democrat Brown is introducing the bill with his Republican counterpart from Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey.  It would designate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the lead agency in slowing the spread of the invasive carp, and would share information and technology among other federal, state and local agencies – and with Congress. The... Read More