Recent news related to Grand Lake St. Marys:

ODNR chief: lifting distressed designation possible (The Daily Standard)

Excerpt: The head of the state agency responsible for Grand Lake said he believes the local watershed's distressed designation will eventually be lifted.

"I hope we are both around when we remove the designation," Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer on Wednesday told a Daily Standard reporter. "It's certainly a goal we are working toward and a goal of mine. Right now we have all farmers in compliance and they are working toward that goal, too."