General Policy Statements

  • We encourage communities to incorporate green infrastructure where possible.
  • We encourage individuals to reduce water flow from their property with native plants, rain barrels, rain gardens, pervious pavements, etc.
  • We advocate the responsible management of wastewater. Overflows from sanitary and combined sewers should be urgently addressed. Areas with failing septic systems should have replacement systems installed or have public wastewater treatment services extended.
  • We support funding for Great Lakes habitat protection and restoration and agricultural best management practices implementation efforts. These include the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Ohio Healthy Lake Erie Fund.