Growth Initiative gets nod from ODNR

The Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District is among six areas selected by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to receive funding for a two-year grant.

On Dec. 18, 2009, ODNR announced the six communities within the state to take part in the project. The Balanced Growth Strategy grants will help communities facing development challenges within their local watersheds. The awards were granted based upon partnership groups comprised of local governments in each watershed.

According to EPA director Chris Korleski, the benefits of balanced growth will help the participating communities coordinate water, wastewater, transportation and other infrastructure planning while protecting and restoring Ohio’s watersheds.