WRRDA Sails Through House

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), H.R. 3080, passed the House of Representatives on
Wednesday with an overwhelming 417-3 vote. The $8.2 billion bill would authorize  port, dam, flood protection and environmental projects throughout the country, as well as drastically reduce the time it takes for project approvals by consolidating or eliminating duplicative studies, permitting concurrent reviews, and streamlining environmental reviews. Additionally, the bill would incrementally increase expenditures out of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund so that our nation’s ports can remain competitive on a global level.  Finally, to prevent the bill from adding to the deficit, the WRRDA
deauthorizes $12 billion worth of projects from past water infrastructure bills. Click here to read more.

Little Stillwater project underway

Ohio Wetlands Foundation is pleased to announce that they are restoring 9.0 acres of wetlands at the Little Stillwater mitigation site located in Franklin Township, Harrison County, Ohio.  The Little Stillwater site is land that is owned by the Harrison County Board of Commissioners and is located just west of Tappan Lake.   The Little Stillwater site has
potential for additional wetland restoration that could be used by permit applicants to fulfill compensatory mitigation requirements in the Tuscarawas River watershed. Ohio Wetlands Foundation is working with the Commissioners to oversee design, construction, planting, monitoring and management of mitigation projects at the site.

Ohio Wetlands Completing Project for UEOM

Harrison Hub Facility – a new gas fractionation, or separation, plant – is being constructed by Utica East Ohio Midstream (UEOM) in Scio, Ohio located in Harrison County.  Ohio Wetlands Foundation is completing a 9.0 acre wetland restoration project for UEOM to help meet the compensatory mitigation needs of this very important economic development project.