Category: Lake Erie Algae

Victory! Ontario Leaps Ahead on Great Lakes Protection

Posted on October 14, 2015 by

The Ontario government recently did something wonderful for the Great Lakes. They passed the Great Lakes Protection Act! Freshwater Future and Freshwater Future Canada are thrilled to see that the Great Lakes community finally achieved this hard won battle. The bill was first introduced back in 2012, but failed to make it to the final […]

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Algae Media Tour

Posted on August 26, 2015 by

Yesterday, Freshwater Future’s sister organization Freshwater Future Canada, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, and Environmental Defence hosted a media tour of Pelee Island in Lake Erie. This week marks the one year anniversary of major water shut offs of Pelee Island that left a majority of their residents without water due to a toxic algal bloom. This tour […]

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Exciting news for the weekend!

Posted on June 13, 2015 by

Freshwater Future, along with our partners, are proud to announcing the following: Alliance for the Great Lakes • Environmental Defence Canada • Environmental Defense Fund Freshwater Future • Michigan League of Conservation Voters • National Wildlife Federation Ohio Environmental Council Groups Applaud Commitment to Healthy Lake Erie Free from Harmful Algal Blooms (Friday, June 12, […]

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Sign On to Help by Wednesday the 27th to Help Lake Erie

Posted on May 20, 2015 by

We have an important opportunity toward winning the fight for a healthy Lake Erie. Report after report by leading university researchers and government agencies show that the science is clear: dissolved phosphorus from agricultural runoff is driving the resurgence of harmful algal blooms. On June 12th the Great Lakes governors and premiers will be attending […]

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A Partner Update on Lake Erie Alive

Posted on May 14, 2015 by

Lake Erie Alive is featured in a new article published by Tides Canada. With Tides Canada and Canadian Freshwater Alliance, we are excited to take part in facilitating a lasting solution to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. Check out the article, as well as Tides Canada’s new website.

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Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Posted on April 22, 2015 by

Reblogged with permission from Nancy Goucher, Environmental Defence staff member and Freshwater Future Canada board member The protection and restoration of the Great Lakes needs to be a top priority for the province. That’s why a group of forty tourist, health, faith-based and environmental organizations (including Environmental Defence) sent a joint submission to the province […]

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Lake Erie Algal Blooms are Preventable

Posted on February 25, 2015 by

Even though the region is firmly in winter’s grip, spring is on its way and the same factors that lead to the toxic algal blooms each summer in western Lake Erie will return once again. Even more concerning: thanks to previous damage to the lake, the impacts of invasive zebra and quagga mussels that exacerbate […]

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