Jill Bartolotta of the Ohio State-based Ohio Sea Grant program and Sue Bixler of CFAES’s Stone Laboratory have received a nearly $50,000 grant to educate visitors to South Bass Island about plastic trash — how it hurts water quality and wildlife and how to prevent it.
South Bass Island, located in western Lake Erie and home of the tourist town of Put-in-Bay, annually sees more than 800,000 visitors.
You can bring a wide range of residential waste (sorry, no commercial or municipal stuff) to the April 26 Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair and drop it off for free recycling. AND, if you’re one of the first 200 people to do it, you’ll get a $3 coupon to spend on food at the fair.
Ohio State was recently named the Big Ten Conference champion in the 2017 Game Day Recycling Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction and sustainability at college football games. Read the Ohio State press release. (Photo: University Communications.)