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1999

1999

Hosted the North Central R.C.&D. Conference at Maumee Bay State Park

PROJECTS:

2nd RLF grant completed

Fiscal agent for Ohio Lake Erie Buffer Team grant $229,635.00

Continue Library mini grants

More business opportunity seminars

1998

1998

Sept: Greg Small full time

2nd RLF FmHA application filed

Henry Dejulia, 4th President

Outstanding Project Award from Ohio Association for RLF

PROJECTS:

Assisted with Huron River Watershed

319 grant writing $298,600

Business opportunities seminars

R.C.&D. grant writing workshop

Tree seedlings for kids

Richland County Timber Bridge completed

Started planning for the North Central Conference to be hosted by Ohio

1997

1997

March: Greg Small started part time

1st  5 year Area Plan approved

Received 1st NRCS $15,000.00 grant and 1st Ohio State $25,000.00 grant  for administration

PROJECTS:

Janet Dell makes two RLF presentations at National conference St Paul

1st  RLF $95,000.00 grant complete

2 Dr. Don Udell workshops completed

Mini grants to libraries

Fiscal Agent for Sandusky River Watershed

New restrooms for Monroeville Marsh Field

Assisted Crawford County Humane Society

Started selling dry hydrants

1996

1996

June: Ed McConoughey is  2nd Coordinator

Karen Wilhelm, 3rd President

Sept: Office moved to Norwalk from Willard

PROJECTS:

Received RLF application from Ashland County

Ed McConoughey & John Conglose attend Indiana North Central Conference – John made two presentations

1995

1995

March: 1st RLF application

June: closed 1st RLF loan

Stan Steury, Coordinator leaves

Nov: Ed  McConoughey is  Acting Coordinator

PROJECTS:

Dr. Don Udell hosted grant writing training

Tourism brochure completed

12 RLF applications mailed per requests

Malabar Farm Annual Meeting

Stan Steury & Janet Dell attend North Central Conference in Peoria, IL

1994

1994

James Leslie, 2ND President

Moving Forward -March: FmHA funded RLF

May: 6th draft of an area plan noted

Oct: 1st RLF Committee formed

PROJECTS:

Timber Bridge grant approved $40,000.00

Funding of tourism brochure

Janet Dell made presentations at National Conference in Memphis, TN

1993

1993

Feb: Met with FmHA and obtained an  RLF application

June: Stan –defined RLF purpose -GAP financing to small natural resource  businesses

PROJECTS:

Submitted application to FmHA for $95,000.00

Ashland County Hay Auction

1992

1992

April: RC&D(Henry) asked for Federal Funds from the State Conservationist for the RLF

June: IRS 501 c 3 status

Dec:  R.C.&D. Committees  were formed.  FmHA funding sought for RLF

PROJECTS:

Tree Vendor List

Alfalfa Dehydration Plant

Erie County Fairgrounds

Timber Bridge Demo – Richland

Willard Library Grants Center

Ashland County Fairground Drainage

Ashland County High School

Richland County Dry Hydrants

New Washington Library

Mansfield Library

Appleseed Wool – Plymouth

North Central Conference – Janet Dell

1991

1991

Erie Basin Authorized by Secretary of Agriculture in February

March, May, and June – Acting Coordinator

Janet Dell elected 1st President in September

Incorporated October 29th

Stan Steury,  1st Coordinator

Cindy Eckstein,  1st USDA Secretary

1st full council meeting with Stan  in August

1st  full council meeting as a corporation November 20th.

Total assets $1,187.00

1ST PROJECTS MAY:

North Coast Inland Bike Trail

Flood Control Shelby and Bellville

Making Route 30   4 lanes

Johnny Appleseed Memorial

Richland County Home – Recreation

Conservation Tillage Seminar

Controlling Roadside Erosion

Erie Basin Net Worth = $1,187

1990

1990

Steering Committee –1 Meeting -January

Waiting for national authorization.