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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.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of the OEC some years ago because I kept seeing it referenced in media coverage of the Ohio environmental issues of concern to me. I came to know OEC as a champion of environmental causes, and one that works in a most practical, efficient manner. Whether it's doing solid research, educating Ohio's policymakers about the steps that must be taken to protect our land, water and resources, or taking legal action when needed, the OEC is an effective advocate for the environment. OEC uses its own resources wisely; I am confident that the monthly contributions I make to the organization will be well-utilized and have the maximum impact. I am proud to be a member.