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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.

Geographic areas served: Ohio

Programs: Program priorities include: --Safeguard Lake Erie and the drinking water supply of over 3 million Ohioans.--Improve air quality by reducing pollution from power plants and dirty diesel buses.--Protect wetlands through our Vernal Pool Monitoring Program and advocating for more protective state wetland rules.--Train watershed groups on technical aspects of the Clean Water Act and fundraising techniques to enhance local river protection efforts. --Reform Ohio's landfill laws to better protect communities and the environment. --Promote sustainable agriculture and fight air and water pollution from factory farms.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently contacted the OEC for information about hydraulic fracturing in the state of Ohio. They were quick to respond and I was able to speak at length with Trent Dougherty, their legal affairs director. He was very knowledgeable and helpful and gave me a great deal of background on both the legal framework for fracking, and the current situation in the state of Ohio. I also spoke to Jack Shaner, director of legislative affairs, who filled me in on the latest news from the Ohio legislature. I found the information that I received to be very helpful. The OEC does its homework and has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leader in helping to protect Ohio's environment. I believe that the OEC is an essential environmental resource for all Ohioans.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Ohio Environmental Council is the premier environmental organization for the state, because it brings together so many different people and groups to insure the health of Ohio and its environment. This 40-year old group is well-respected by foundations, government agencies, industries, legislators and others. Importantly, the Ohio Environmental Council uses funds wisely and effectively, as demonstrated by the highest rating given by Charity Navigator.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Ohio Environmental Council is the premier environmental organization for the state, because it brings together so many different people and groups to insure the health of Ohio and its environment. This 40-year old group is well-respected by foundations, government agencies, industries, legislators and others. Importantly, the Ohio Environmental Council uses funds wisely and effectively, as demonstrated by the highest rating given by Charity Navigator.