Update on the proposed changes to the manure ban in the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed:

– ODA is in the early stakeholder outreach window; your emails and phone calls have been heard, and ODA is aware of the Lake Improvement Association’s position

Next steps:

— ODA will submit a draft of the rules to CSI (Common Sense Initiative)

— ODA will then submit a draft of the rules to JCARR (Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review)

Both CSI and JCARR will have a public comment period.

We have requested a timeline for the process moving forward.

We will keep you updated as we learn more about the process and reach out if and when further public comment is needed.

Thank you for your support as we continue to work toward a resolution that promotes a healthy watershed and improved water quality for Grand Lake St. Marys.