PIONEER, Ohio - Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, funding for Gov. DeWine's H2Ohio Initiative continues to be put to work.
"We're really excited to be out here today because we are working to create wetlands for the St. Joseph River here in Williams County. Thanks to funding from Governor DeWine's H2Ohio project. The whole goal of that funding is to restore wetlands in Northwest Ohio to reduce nutrients going to the western Lake Erie basin," Kuchle said.
"The water level in the St. Joe's is pretty low right now, here in the fall, but come spring, when we get the snow melt and the spring rains, this river is going to come up and out over these banks into the those fields that we're restoring wetlands on. And those wetlands are going to provide really critical habitat for wildlife species and they're going to help improve water quality," Krain said.
There are 25 other H2Ohio projects in progress as of when this article was written.