Several local communities were approved for Nature Works grants through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Over 2.7 million dollars will be distributed state-wide. The village of Leipsic was awarded $14,700 for a recreational boat dock and launch at the Yellow Creek Reservoir in Putnam County. Defiance County received funding for two projects, including $8,840 for a concession stand and restroom complex at the Hicksville Park. The other is for $22,500 to install lighting for the parking area and driveway at Crystal Fountain Lake and Sherwood Lake.
Williams County was awarded $16,700 for installation of a concrete canoe launch for access to the Tiffin River in Stryker.
And Fulton County received just over $16,000 to construct a trailhead as part of the Toledo Metro-park system.