Keeping Lake Erie alive: A four-point plan to tackle algae blooms

Posted on August 13, 2014 by

Freshwater Future Canada and Environmental Defence propose four-point plan to tackle algal blooms in Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. Pictures, as the old saying goes, speak a thousand words. A quick Google search of “Lake Erie pollution” yields an array of images that show with crystal clarity the problem of algae blooming in Lake […]

A Summer Maintenance Project That Could Threaten Your Health

Posted on July 9, 2014 by

With the snow gone and summer in full swing, homeowners, schools, businesses and others may be considering sealing their aging driveways, sidewalks, or parking lots. However, scientific studies confirm that coal tar sealcoats, the most common type of sealcoat used on driveways and parking lots in our region, can present a health risk to the […]

Register Today for Online Workshop and Trainings

Posted on July 9, 2014 by

Whether your group is all-volunteer or has staff, we know that working to improve your community presents many challenges.  We put together a great series of low-cost online workshops that cover issue work—mining and climate change; organizational needs–fundraising and accounting; and communications—social media and digital “storytelling”.  We’ll help you learn new skills to help you […]


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