Category: Lake Erie Algae

Lake Erie Impairment Designation is Good, but Lawmaker Action Still Needed to Fix the Problem

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

By Adam Rissien As Principal of Land Ethic Consulting, LLC., Adam assists those dedicated to improving our natural world. He offers a range of services, and brings a demonstrated history of protecting public lands, improving fish and wildlife habitat, safeguarding streams and clean drinking water, advancing agricultural policy reforms, and working to secure a clean […]

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A Peek at the Canadian Plan to Clean Up Lake Erie

Posted on January 10, 2018 by

The governments of Canada and Ontario have just about finalized their Action Plan for Lake Erie—something our sister organization Freshwater Future Canada has said for years is needed to restore the health of Lake Erie and address toxic algal blooms. Is it exactly what we think is needed? No. But let’s start with the good. […]

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Some Great Days for the Great Lakes in Canada

Posted on December 8, 2017 by

For two hectic days in mid-November, over 25 advocates representing environmental and conservation interests, municipalities, business, and industry came together in Ottawa for the second annual Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Parliament Hill Days. Organized by Freshwater Future, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, the Council of the Great Lakes Region and the […]

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Swift Action Needed on Lake Erie Cleanup

Posted on October 10, 2017 by

Alliance for the Great Lakes   •   Freshwater Future Michigan League of Conservation Voters   •   Ohio Environmental Council New Report Details Lackluster Effort by Ohio, Michigan and Ontario in Lake Erie Cleanup More than 13,000 Petitions Calling for Swift Action on Lake Cleanup Delivered October 10, 2017 (Chicago)—Environmental and conservation groups today released a new report […]

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Lake Erie Sustains Local Businesses

Posted on August 28, 2017 by

Just outside the gates of Rondeau Provincial Park is a pub and restaurant called Rondeau Joe’s. With a variety of beers on tap, a patio and a full marina out back, and a breathtaking view of the sunset over Rondeau Bay, there’s no better place to spend a summer evening by Lake Erie. Paul Trudell […]

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A Tidal Wave of Support for Lake Erie

Posted on August 24, 2017 by

Monday, August 28 is the first ever #WeAreLakeErie Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  For the event, our sister organization Freshwater Future Canada, along with our friends Environmental Defence and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, will create an online wave of support for Lake Erie. People can join in by sharing their personal stories about the lake—like this one—on social media. Anyone […]

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Leading a Life Dependent on the Lake

Posted on August 24, 2017 by

When most people are just waking up for work, Todd Loop is already out on Lake Erie reeling in his first catch of the day. For the past 37 years, this has been a regular day for him. After graduating high school, Todd became a commercial fisherman and hasn’t looked back. Today, he is the […]

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Three Years Since the Toledo Water Crisis, Toxic Algae is Still a Problem

Posted on August 2, 2017 by

Alliance for the Great Lakes   •   Freshwater Future Michigan League of Conservation Voters   •   Ohio Environmental Council Lake Erie Clean Up Progress Lags as Region Prepares for Major Summer Algal Bloom   Groups mark third anniversary of Toledo drinking water crisis by reporting on priority actions, setting bar for annual progress by jurisdictions Chicago, IL […]

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