The H2Ohio Wetland Monitoring Program is LEARN’s first collaborative project with the goal to assess nutrient removal by H2Ohio wetland projects to help improve future construction and monitoring strategies.
The partnership between a team of LEARN researchers, the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and the Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was formalized in September 2020. The Monitoring Program structure was developed, a monitoring plan completed, protocols were developed, and preliminary data collection began in 2021. Crews from Bowling Green State University, Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research, Kent State University, University of Toledo, Wright State University hit the ground running in 2022, beginning routine monitoring and data collection from 19 completed wetlands.
Find details about this LEARN project and learn more about the project’s wetland monitoring efforts from these resources:
- Sept. 15, 2020 from ODNR News, Ohio research consortium to partner with ODNR on H2Ohio wetland monitoring (press release)
- Nov. 20, 2021 from the Review Times, Monitoring our wetlands
- Sept. 15, 2022 from The Courier, H2Ohio efforts surge across state
- Oct. 12, 2022 from Ohio Sea Grant, H2Ohio Wetland Monitoring Program Annual Update