Mission Statement: To accelerate the improvement of Ohio wildlife habitat, education, and access to Ohio public lands.
Vision Statement: To improve the use and enjoyment of Ohio’s public lands by providing the required match dollars for federal grants.
The Erie Basin RC&D adopted the Ohio Wildlife Project (TOWP) on June 5th 2017.
Donated funds will provide and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities on more than 195,000 acres of ODNR Division of Wildlife managed lands. The funds will also be used to maintain public use facilities, including trails, hunting blinds, EPAPV roads, observation towers, board walks, roads, and enhance wildlife education.
The State of Ohio is eligible for funding from the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937. These funds are generated from an 11% tax on firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment. Sportsmen pay for this fund and they benefit from it along with all Ohio outdoor enthusiast. Ohio must come up with at least a 25% match from non-federal sources to receive its share of these funds. The Ohio Wildlife Project will help Ohio sportsmen and wildlife enthusiast receive their fair portion of these funds. Donated funds will be matched over 350%!
This project is a partnership between the Erie Basin RC&D and those generous individuals and business who have chosen to support this worthwhile project.
This is an independent effort and these efforts are in no way affiliated with the ODNR Division of Wildlife.
The Ohio Wildlife Project helps you, help Ohio wildlife!
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