Fall 2016: The Ohio Water Table

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To view the Fall 2016 issue of The Ohio Water Table, click here.



45th Annual WMAO Conference and Symposium


WHEN: November 9 & 10, 2016
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus; 1-614-885-1885 (Reservations) or online (group code: WMA);   map

Conference Agenda and Registration

Online Registration

Conference Sponsorship

Call for Posters Abstracts

Poster Abstract Submittal

Hotel Tax Exemption Information

If you will be staying at a Columbus hotel for the WMAO Conference and are eligible for relief from the City of Columbus Hotel Tax, please provide a completed H‐3GOV City of Columbus Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Exemption Certificate AND Ohio Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate upon check in at the hotel. These documents are linked below for your use.

Please be aware that payment for overnight accommodations must be made by an organization credit card or check ‐ any personal credit cards or cash will void tax exemption.

Reservations, tax form submittal, and payment are the responsibility of conference attendee.

H-3GOV City of Columbus Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Exemption Certificate

Ohio Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate


Conference Planning Committee

Craig Smith (OEPA) Chair; Eugene Braig (OSU); Joe Bonnell (OSU); Christian Bower (TerrAqua); Dennis Clement (OEPA); Alex Covert (USGS);  Scott Jerrome (NRCS); Melissa Menerey (ODNR); Greg Nageotte (ODNR); Dana Oleskiewicz (WMAO); Cheryl Rice (NRCS); Kim Schaffer (USGS).


Water Luncheon Seminar

Harmful Algal Bloom Research at Stone Lab: Monitoring Blooms and Determining Drivers of Toxin Production

Justin Chaffin, Research Coordinator, Senior Researcher, The Ohio State University, Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory, Ohio Sea Grant

WHEN:  October 12, 2016;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)

To view the presentation, click here.

This presentation will highlight several ongoing research projects at Stone Lab (Ohio State  University and Ohio Sea Grant) aimed at monitoring blooms in Lake Erie and determining drivers of bloom formation and toxin production. Many data buoys have been deployed in the western  basin to detect cyanobacteria, which are supposed to give water treatment plant operators an  early warming of blooms. However, buoys record data from the surface while water treatment plants draw in bottom water and one project is aimed at determining the accuracy of buoys at monitoring blooms and if other environmental factors such as wind aid the water plant operators’ interpretation of buoy data. Several charter boat captains collect water samples for Stone Lab each week and data is returned to the captains the following week…..


Muddy Creek Cleanup

WHAT:   Marival & Broadview Stream Restoration Project

WHEN:  Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Heritage Oak Park (Shelter #1), 4601 US 42, Mason, OH

Join the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District and the City of Mason to pick up trash along Muddy Creek!  This is a family friendly event.  Please be prepared for walking in and along the stream and remember to wear long pants and closed toed shoes/boots.  Garbage bags, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided.  RSVP and Questions:  contact Kara at kara.scheerhorn@co.warren.oh.us or Kelly at KKuhbander@masonoh.org.


Water and Land Symposium

WHAT:   Fourth Annual Water and Land Symposium – “Sustainability and Resilience on the Land-Water Continuum”

WHEN:  October 5 – 6, 2016

WHERE: Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, 215 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio; map 

This symposium attracts more than 300 attendees from the many universities, federal, state and regional agencies, and private companies from northeastern Ohio. This year we are delighted to have Cynthia Barnett, journalist and author of Mirage, Blue Revolution and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History as our keynote speaker. Cynthia will also be offering a book signing the evening of the keynote, which will also include our first poster session. The second day of the conference will highlight new approaches to a variety of environmental and social issues through distinguished speakers and formal and informal discussions. A plenary session will set the stage for breakout sessions and posters in the afternoon. Breakout sessions will focus on “Restoration and Ecosystem Services,” “Water and Sustainability,” and “Risk and Resilience.” These breakout and poster sessions will provide an opportunity for more specific discussions focused on key underlying issues. Registration is free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit www.kent.edu/water

To register for free, visit the website

To submit a poster abstract, click here

Cosponsored by:  Cleveland Water Alliance


Survey for Anglers

Dear Anglers/Fishers/friends:

We are conducting a survey about fishers/anglers for educational research and student projects.  Please help us by completing- it’s anonymous!

Thank you,

Carol and Kevin


Kevin P. Czajkowski

Department of Geography and Planning, MS 140

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH 43606


fax: 419-530-7919



Summer 2016: The Ohio Water Table

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To view the Summer 2016 issue of The Ohio Water Table, click here.


Project WET Workshop

Project WILD and WET Combined Facilitator Workshop

WHEN:  Thursday & Friday, September 22 & 23, 2016.

WHERE: Mohican Lodge & Conference Center, 4700 Goon Road, Perrysville, OH 44864

Workshop fee is $95; includes meals and shared lodging.  Registrations are now being accepted here or by using the link provided on the workshop flier .  Deadline to register is September 8, 2016.

Participants will receive; 1) certification as Project WILD and WET State-wide Facilitator, 2) copies of both educator guides and secondary modules, and 3) valuable training in the use of guide activities and materials.  For more information, contact Dennis Clement, Project WET State Coordinator, 614-644-2048 or dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov.


Spring 2016: The Ohio Water Table

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Scholarship Golf Scramble

16th Annual WMAO Scholarship Golf Scramble

WHEN:  Friday, June 24, 2016 at 9:30

WHERE: National Golf Links, South Charleston OH (map)

You are cordially invited to the Sixteenth Annual WMAO Scholarship Golf Scramble to benefit the WMAO Scholarship Fund.  The cost is $60 per person or $240 per team and includes green fees, cart, beverages, burgers and brats after the round and prizes.  We encourage teams and individual golfers of all skill levels to register and participate.  See flyer and for registration; click here.

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