A Plan for Ohio’s Watersheds


Existing Miles of
Rivers & Streams


Existing Acres of
Wetland Areas


Existing Lakes,
Reservoirs & Ponds

A collaborative approach to the issues facing Ohio’s water

What’s Happening

Latest Developments

Students Contribute to Water Quality Through H2Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is teaching the next generation to take care of one of our most precious resources – water.  Students from the Wildlife and Sustainability Career Technical program at the Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo...

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ODNR Unveils New Wetland Project in Lucas County

As a part of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz officially dedicated the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Reconnection project. “Each wetland that the H2Ohio initiative enhances or...

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H2Ohio Producers Use Innovative Solutions for Water Quality

Farmers enrolled in Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative are using innovative solutions to plant overwintering cover crops before Nov. 1, 2021. Due to a late harvest and adverse weather conditions, the Ohio Department of Agriculture extended the deadline for...

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H2Ohio Announcement, November 14, 2019

“As a state, we are committed to helping farmers adopt the practices that can make a real difference. We will invest in creating more wetlands. And, we will help communities improve their water systems and remove decrepit septic systems.”

Mike DeWine


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About H2Ohio

H2Ohio is Governor Mike DeWine’s comprehensive, data-driven water quality plan to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination.

The Importance of Partnership

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency each has a significant role in H2Ohio through the creation of wetlands, the reduction in phosphorus runoff, and access to clean drinking water and quality sewer systems.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency