The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission announced that it will award four Ohio projects with a collective total of $3,950,902 in Clean Ohio Conservation Funds which can be used to buy green space or restore corridors near or along the river front.
But, don’t get that confused. The more than $3.95 million will be spread out across the four projects. Here’s how that breakdown looks:
|Rank||Applicant||Project Name||Total Project Cost||Total Clean Ohio Funds Requested||Total Clean Ohio Funds Rewarded|
|1||Franklin County Metro Park||Scioto River Parkland Preservation II||$5,389,044||$2,694,522||$2,694,522|
|2||Columbus Recreation & Parks||Noe-Bixby Parkland and Preserve||$471,000||$348,680||$348,680|
|3||Columbus Recreation & Parks||East Linden Natural Area Protection||$626,000||$438,200||$438,200|
|4||City of Whitehall||Whitehall Community Park Stream Restoration||$626,000||$469,500||$469,500|
Statistics provided by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.
According to its website, The Clean Ohio Fund was created to restore, protect, and connect Ohio’s natural and urban places by preserving green space and farmland while also improving outdoor recreation and cleaning up brownfields. The COCF is part of the Clean Ohio program which was approved by voters in 2008.