Governor DeWine checks out St. Marys wetland project for Grand Lake

Governor DeWine and his wife Frances visit the new H2Ohio wetlands in St. Marys, which is designed to improve Grand Lake St. Mary’s water quality.

ST. MARYS — Governor Mike DeWine visited a new wetland project near St. Marys Friday as part of his H20 initiative.

The goal of the overall program, which he created in 2019, is to specifically address water contamination problems that have been growing worse in Ohio and St. MaryS over the past few decades like phosphorus runoff from farm fertilizer, home sewage systems and wastewater.

The specific objective of the new wetland he and his wife visited (located at GPS coordinates 40.500804, -84.596896), is to aid the overall water quality in Grand Lake St. Marys.