Month: February 2021

Up to five scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded.

The scholarship fund is held and managed by the Fairfield County Foundation (FCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic viability of the Fairfield County community. Applications and a letter of interest need to be submitted through the FCF website by March 12, 2021.Scholarships are for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a resident of Ohio AND an undergraduate or graduate student currently attending a college or university in Ohio.
  • Applicant must have completed at least one year towards an associates or bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological or ecological science.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Applicants working towards a degree that will facilitate a career in native habitat restoration engineering/ecology will be given highest priority. 

After the deadline, Stream + Wetlands will review the applications and make selections for scholarship recipients. Notification of scholarship recipients will take place in April and May.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Megan N. Garber at Stream + Wetlands about the scholarship or submittal requirements.

For questions regarding the Fairfield County Foundation or the scholarship process, contact Abby King.

Month: February 2021

Indiana Senate Bill 389, a controversial bill to strip state protections of isolated wetlands, passed the Indiana Senate on Monday, Feb. 1 with a vote of 29-19. The bill eliminates all state isolated wetlands permitting requirements from the law. Wetlands that meet the Waters of the United States criteria will still be regulated under the Clean Water Act (sections 401 and 404).

Read more about how the passage of SB389 will affect the state’s wetlands.

SB 389 will now head to the Indiana House of Representatives for its first reading. To voice your support or opposition to the bill, reach out to your state senator.