Latta Tours Stone Laboratory with OSU President Drake
On Tuesday afternoon, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined the Ohio State University (OSU) President Michael V. Drake on a tour of the Stone Laboratory, Ohio Sea Grant’s education and outreach facility on Lake Erie. The tour consisted of a program overview and focused on research and outreach efforts at the lab, along with a tour of Gibraltar Island. Ohio Sea Grant is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric’s (NOAA) Sea Grant program, which Congressman Latta has supported and advocated for during his time in Congress. Stone Lab has been a freshwater field station since 1895 and part of OSU since 1925 and is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States.
“Ohio Sea Grant has been an incredibly beneficial program that educates, conducts research, and provides important outreach to help ensure a diverse ecosystem in Lake Erie,” said Latta. “I’ve been a supporter of Sea Grant in Congress, and today’s tour showed the benefits that this funding provides for the region when coupled with an institution like Ohio State University. I’d like to thank President Drake and Director Chris Winslow for the up-close view of Stone Lab and also for their continued work to protect Lake Erie.”