Category: Lake Erie Algae

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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Ontario’s failure to protect wetlands could lead to more algal blooms

Posted on July 31, 2017 by

How serious is Ontario about addressing algal blooms on Lake Erie? While the Premier of Ontario (along with the Governors of Ohio and Michigan) has committed to meet nutrient reduction targets by 2025, the province’s weak wetland strategy released last week calls this commitment into question. Summers on Lake Erie can be magnificent. Plenty of […]

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Webinar: Is Enough Being Done to Clean Up Lake Erie?

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

Three years ago, on August 2nd, the unthinkable happened. Toledo, a major Great Lakes city, had to ban drinking the water supply it draws from the lakes. For two and a half days, Toledo area residents could not drink the water flowing from the taps in their homes. Businesses, from restaurants to hair salons to […]

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Lake Erie Governments Must Do More To Combat Toxic Algae

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Freshwater Future joins several concerned environmental groups in calling upon governments along Lake Erie to take stronger, more proactive steps to reduce the runoff pollution that leads to toxic algal blooms each summer.  Read our press release below, and TAKE ACTION HERE. Alliance […]

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Plan 2014 Approved by the International Joint Commission

Posted on December 23, 2016 by

The International Joint Commission (IJC) recently approved Plan 2014 – good news for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and for the organizations who have worked so hard over many years to make it happen. We’d like to give special mention to Save the River, one of our Great Lakes Network grantees, who has […]

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Conservation Groups Applaud Michigan’s Inclusion of Lake Erie in Impaired Waters Report

Posted on November 10, 2016 by

CONSERVATION GROUPS APPLAUD MICHIGAN’S INCLUSION OF LAKE ERIE IN IMPAIRED WATERS REPORT Ohio and EPA regulators are encouraged to follow suit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, MI, November 10, 2016 – Today, for the first time, Governor Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) listed the open waters of western Lake Erie as impaired […]

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Canada’s Federal Budget Highlights Lake Erie

Posted on March 23, 2016 by

Yesterday, March 22, the Government of Canada released its first budget since being elected. It’s one of the most important documents produced by the Canadian government because it tells us which promises and policies will have the resources to be implemented. March 22 was also World Water Day – a time for people around the […]

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