How You Can Help

Join Us

Join us as we fight for private property rights for all Ohioans.

The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted jurisdiction of the attorney general’s appeal.  In just a few short months, the Supreme Court will decide once and for all whether the state can force property owners across Ohio to pay a lease fee to use property they already own. No matter where you live, you can help us in the fight to uphold the Constitution.

Volunteer to help. Whether you have minutes or hours to help, we welcome your assistance. Click here to volunteer your time.

Become a member of the OLG. Fill out and return our application form, or join on-line.

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Write letters to your local newspaper.  Read background articles on our web page, follow the appeal of our lawsuit and watch for news on the introduction of new legislation. Also read the positions held by the State.
  • Tell your neighbors and friends about our fight and encourage them to stand for private property rights.

Host a Neighborhood Meeting

The OLG will help you host a neighborhood meeting designed to address the specific concerns of small neighborhood communities in a manner that cannot be done with a larger group. We will provide a speaker, handouts, sample invitations & return envelopes, and a list of OLG members near you.

Typically, it consists of 10-15 households (members and non-members) who you choose to invite. The meeting provides an opportunity for us to explain on an individualized basis what ODNR has been doing and what OLG has done to counter ODNR. These meetings are a great opportunity to bring our message to neighbors who do not know about this issue, as well as members to ask questions. It is a great opportunity for you to get your neighbors involved.

If you would like more information to host a meeting, contact Greg Baeppler at 216-577-6811 or by email at

Contact your local government officials

Ask them for their opinion and their support of the shoreline owner’s position.

To locate your Senator, go to the General Assembly web site, and type in your zip code.

Also available is a list of all Senators, and list of all Representatives along with a bio and their mailing address, phone number and email address.

Keith Faber

President of the Senate


1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 466-7584

Email Senator Faber


William G. Batchelder

Speaker of the House

77 S. High St, 14th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 466-8140

Email Representative Batchelder


***Remember to keep your correspondence/calls short and to the point, always give your name and address.***


Address letters this way:

The Honorable Keith Faber,


1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

Dear Senator Faber,


The Honorable William G. Batchelder,

77S. High Street, 14th Floor,

Columbus, OH 43215-6111

Dear Representative Batchelder,