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2019

Gary Bauer, 15th President

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

Greg Small, Coordinator

PROJECTS:

Continue TSP Angie Palmer

Continue Program Director Mike Patterson

Ohio Wildlife Project

Erie Basin hosted 1st Wildlife EXPO at Sawmill Creek in March

RLF made 7 gap financing loans for total of $271,294 creating 33 jobs in Ashland, Erie & Huron Counties

Assisted with 9 mini grants $2,100 total for Huron SWCD 4th Grade Conservation Day, Ashland Area Economic Outlook, Ohio Small Business Dev. Seminars (Terra); Franciscan Earth Literacy, Ottawa SWCD Banquet, Area I Envirothon, OFSWCD Summer Supv. Sch., OFSWCD Ohio Envirothon, HCDC Golf,  & Seneca SWCD Water Fest

SK Worm attended Huron SWCD 4th grade Cons Day, Erie Basin Wildlife EXPO, Allen & St. Joseph SWCD for events in Indiana

Operation Soil Education distributed over 42,000 books

2018

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

Erie Basin RC&D helped Buckeye Hills RC&D celebrate 50 years

PROJECTS:

RLF made 6 gap financing loans for total of $86,895 creating 15 jobs in Ashland & Huron Counties

Continue TSA Angie Palmer

Continue PD Mike Patterson

Assisted with 9 mini grants $2,250 total for Terra Small Business Basic Seminars, Area I Envirothon, State Envirothon, OFSWCD Summer Supv. Sch., Huron SWCD 4th Grade Conservation Day, Ottawa SWCD Banquet, Wood SWCD Ag Venture, Seneca SWCD Water Fest, & Ashland Economic Dev

S K Worm attended Ottawa Co. SWCD and Huron SWCD 4th grade events.

USRD Grant #11 for $99,900.

Ohio Wildlife Project

2017

Doug Weisenauer, 14th President

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

The Ohio Development Services Agency of Cleveland visited Erie Basin at the Ag Center to review our projects

PROJECTS:

RLF made 4 gap financing loans for total of $150,000 creating 16 jobs in Ashland, Huron & Richland County

Continue TSP Angie Palmer

Continue TSP Mike Patterson

Assisted with 5 mini grants $1800 total for Terra Small Business Basic Seminars, Area II Envirothon, Huron SWCD 4th Grade Conservation Day, Ottawa SWCD Banquet, Wood Town & Country Safety Day, Sandusky Exploring Your Backyard & Ashland Area Council

S K Worm attended Shelby Co. SWCD and Huron SWCD 4th grade events.

Ohio Wildlife Project created June 5.

2016

Mike Patterson (TSP) developing Ohio Wildlife Project

Ohio Association helping each RC&D seek state funding

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

PROJECTS:

RLF made 4 gap financing loans for total of $80,000 creating 11 jobs in Erie & Ashland County

Continue TSP Angie Palmer

Continue TSP Mike Patterson

Assisted with 3 mini grants $1300 total for Terra Small Business Basic Seminars, Area I Envirothon, Fourth Grade Field Day, Ottawa SWCD Banquet, & Ashland Area Council

S K Worm traveled to Ottawa Co. SWCD at Penta Career Center,  and the Huron SWCD 4th Grade Event

After 6 years of operation, we spent $1,000 to repair him

Memorial Page created on website

2015

4th Area Plan approved 2016-2020

James Sass, 13th President

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

Alaina Berry, an Ashland University Career Ready intern May thru August

PROJECTS:

RLF made 7 gap financing loans for total of $120,000 creating 11 jobs in Sandusky & Ashland County

Continue TSP Angie Palmer

Continue TSP Mike Patterson

Assisted with 4 mini grants $1550 total for Terra Small Business Basic Seminars, OFSWCD Ohio Envirothon, Fourth Grade Field Day, Huron SWCD Chase Heyman memorial fund Seneca SWCD E.A.R.T.H. Teachers Workshop, Ashland Area Council

S K Worm traveled to Ottawa Co. Fair (SWCD), the Ohio State Fair (ODNR), and Cuyahoga County Fair (Farm Bureau)

After 5 years of operation, we spent $1,000 to repair him

Launched an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign on April 1st with Mike Patterson’s (TSP) assistance

2014

Joined Facebook

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

Mike Patterson started as TSP

PROJECTS:

Applied for RBEG #10 (RLF) for $99,000 –THIRD Time

RLF made 13 gap financing loans for total of $258,500 creating 30 jobs in Ottawa, Sandusky & Ashland County

Continue TSP Angie Palmer, migrant camp

Assisted with 5 mini grants $1750 total for Ohio Envirothon, Area II Environthon, Fourth Grade Field Day, E.A.R.T.H. Teachers Workshop, Ashland Area Council & Summer Supervisors School

S K Worm continued it’s travels

2013

Kurt Heyman, 12th President

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

PROJECTS:

Applied for RBEG #10 (RLF) for $60,000

RLF made 7 gap financing loans for total of $210,000 creating 25 jobs in Sandusky & Ashland County

Continue TSP Angie Palmer, migrant camp, NRCS Outreach Grant Agreement

Assisted OEC in hosting Lake Erie Ag Stakeholders Meeting; funded by Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant of $4500

US EPA GLRI- assisted Huron SWCD with mailing and hosting and setting up

Assisted with 6 mini grants $1500 total for Ohio Envirothon, Area I & II Environthon, Fourth Grade Field Day, E.A.R.T.H. Teachers Workshop & Summer Supervisors School

Attended Erie SWCD 60th Annual Meeting on 9/9/2013

Attended Ottawa SWCD 52nd Annual Meeting 9/25/2013

S K Worm continued it’s travels

2012

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

PROJECTS:

USDA Rural Development awarded RBEG #9 (RLF) for $99,999 to help fund RLF loan #36

RLF made 3 loans for total of $268,000 creating 16 jobs

Continue TSP Angie Palmer, migrant camp, NRCS Outreach Grant Agreement

Assisted OEC in hosting Lake Erie Ag Stakeholders Meeting; funded by Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant of $4500

US EPA GLRI- assisted Huron SWCD with mailing and hosting and setting up two Cover Crop meetings. Received $467

Made $247 match grant to Bellevue Public Library for obtaining grant research books

Assisted with 3 mini grants $750 total for Ohio Envirothon, Fourth Grade Field Day & Back to the Wild

S K Worm continued it’s travels

2011

April: evicted-Moving backwards-lost Federal funding

Carl Watt, 11th President

April:  Coordinator Mike Patterson Reassigned to other duties and Greg becomes Council Assistant

October 29th –20th Anniversary Living out of Boxes

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

PROJECTS:

USDA Rural Development awarded RBEG #9 (RLF)

Closed RLF loan is Sandusky County for $185,000 on Dec 5th which will use all of #9 funds

Time Warner Cable Grant for $2500 to rent SK Worm

Continue TSP Angie Palmer, migrant camp, NRCS Outreach Grant Agreement

North Central Conference, Steven Point, WI.

Joyce Morehart, Kurt & Sue Heyman,

Jerry & Pat Yeater, John Schaeffer & Ted Huss

Erie Basin Net Worth = $888,891

2010

3rd Area Plan approved 2011-2015

March -SK Worm delivered

Erie Basin RC&D maintains Circle of Diamonds status and National RC&D dues

PROJECTS:

8th RLF completed

Applied for RLF (RBEG) #9

SK Worm Project of the year

S K Worm traveled 4300 miles to 55 Events – viewed by 53,000 people

Developed and Printed 30,000 Coloring Books

Printed 15,000 tattoos

Produced Dirt Shirts

Assisted as Host of the North Central Conference at Attwood Lodge

Developed Web Site and Database

Continued NRCS Outreach Grant Agreement, migrant camp, and RLF

Assisted SWCD with GLRI for $800,000