Funding Will Benefit Fairfield, Perry and Licking Counties

Recently, the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation submitted funding requests to the State of Ohio for inclusion in the 2019-2020 budget. According to recent updates, it appears that the Buckeye Lake Region will be receiving state funds for projects in Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties.

In Fairfield County $400,000 has been granted to the Feeder Channel restoration project, with the goal of having a positive, long-lasting impact on Buckeye Lake water quality.

In Licking County $400,000 has been approved to begin the process of building a public pier, with amenities and transient docking with the goal of attracting tourists and the economic impact that they will bring to the Region.

And in Perry County $500,000 has been re-appropriated for the Thornport Buckeye Lake Public Access and Park project. The project, spearheaded by the Thorn Township trustees to create a Northern Gateway and first-ever public access to the Lake in Perry County, will be an amenity for all to enjoy.

While the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation submitted the proposals to the State of Ohio for capital funding, these positive results would not have been possible without the support of our elected officials. Senators Troy Balderson and Jay Hottinger, Representatives Tim Schaffer, Larry Householder and Scott Ryan along with Commissioners Ben Carpenter of Perry County, Duane Flowers of Licking and Dave Levacy of Fairfield have worked diligently for the benefit of the Buckeye Lake Region.