A couple of Ohio legislators in Washington are reporting grant dollars are coming to northwest Ohio to help reduce runoff into the WesternLake ErieBasin. Senator Sherrod Brown, and Representative Marcy Kaptur report two million dollars has been pledged to the project, which will provide resources to producers to implement conservation practices. These include preventative measures to reduce phosphorus runoff, designed to prevent pollution in Lake Erie. Terry Crosby from the Natural Resources Conservation Service says farmers have announced they are willing and ready to take steps to stop phosphorus runoff with cover crops and other means. Senator Brown reports additional funds will be available to communities to eliminate combined sewer overflows that are also a contributing factor in algae blooms.