The next Lake Erie Improvement Association meeting has been changed to Wednesday 29 at 8:30 am at Castaway Bay Sandusky, Ohio – open to public. Meetings are generally the 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am with even numbered months at Castaway Bay in Sandusky and odd numbered months at Lake Erie Shores and Islands on Rt. 53 Port Clinton
Save the Date – the Great Lakes Healing Our Waters Conference will be held at the Breakers at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio Sept. 20 – 22. Registration coming soon. Sponsor information HOW 2016 sponsorship brochure
The Ohio Western Lake Erie Implementation Plan is now available for public comment. Comments are due June 25. Ohio Western Lake Erie Implementation Plan If you wish to comment – summarized comments will be available on this web site soon Ohio Erie Comment Information
Ohio EPA missed an April 1, 2016 deadline to USEPA to submit a Clean Water Act Required report. The report should declare the western basin of Lake Erie impaired and the identify nutrient sources and amounts in the western and central basin of Lake Erie. This information is known as Total Maximum Daily Load(TMDL) This process is working in the Chesapeake.
Lake Erie Improvement Association sent a lett to the Ohio Directors of Agriculture, NAtural Resources, and Environmental Protection asking that the phosphorus soil content be limited to the fertilizer/ agrinomic need rather than allowing manure application to be much greater thus more runoff. Manure Letter
Presentations December 11, 2016Forum:
Lake Erie by Jeff Reutter leia pres 12 11 2015 osu reutter -
Ohio Farm Bureau, Larry Antosch, Antosch – 2015 LEIA Forum December 11
Manure from Animal Feeding operations, Pam Taylor, Sierra Club and others, leia pres 12 11 2015 sierra manure
The next Lake Erie Imrpovement meeting is Wednesday, January 13 at 8:30 am at Lake Erie Shores and Islands SR 53, Port Clinton
Need help to be at the Lake Erie booth at the Cleveland Boat Show January 15-19. Help needed THursday, Saturday and Sunday – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Satellite Lake Erie view at Lake Erie Satellite image – current
Ohio Beach Advisories for e-coli(sewage)Ohio Beach Advisories link done for 2015.
Lake Erie needs a 40% phosphorus reduction to reduce harmful algae. To do this there has to be the identification of sources, accountability and management at federal(US and Canada) and states and provinces. The sources of the phosphorus discharges to Lake Erie – fertilizer, manure, wastewater, storm water, failing septic systems, lawns etc. must be determined. One pound of phosphorus produces 300 to 500 pounds of wet algae. Western Lake Erie needs tobe declared impaired and a Nutrient Total Maximum Dailyh Load conducted followed by an Implemntation plan to reduce the harmful algae.
We can learn how Lake Erie can once again reduce the algae/nutrients from the history over 30 years ago. A report spells out steps that were taken to help the lake the last time. This report is a mass balance of Lake Erie in the early and mid 1970′s. It shows phosphorus coming in from Huron and out to Ontario – the problem in the sediments, soluble phosphorus and much more. The report also states that 90% of the water coming into Lake Erie is from the Detroit River and that understanding the inputs and currents from the Detroit River is critical to the health of Lake Erie. The report has leadership from USEPA, Environment Canada and the Corp. Report Lake Erie Mass Balance Report
Asian Carp Notre Dame Study questions the degree of impact on Lake Erie fish Notre Dame Asian Carp Study
The Lake Erie Improvement Association’s mission: A nonpartisan Lake Erie watershed-wide economic sustainability initiative dedicated to healthy waters and fish by promoting cooperation and wise resource management for the benefit of the Lake Erie basin. See stakeholder letter from President Jim Stouffer
LEIA Strategic Plan Read about challenges and priorities for a healthy Lake Erie.
Lake Erie News
Cleveland Plain Dealer — No Asian carp found in Lake Erie probe | cleveland.com
Using electrofishing and nets to probe Sandusky Bay, Maumee Bay and Western Lake Erie, fisheries experts this week from Ohio, Michigan and the U.S. Fish …
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One way marinas can help Lake Erie water is by becoming a ‘Clean Marina’ . Boat owners can help keep the environment clean by adopting a series of best management practices developed through the Ohio Clean Marinas Program. To become a ‘Clean Marina’ Here are some of the Clean Marina requiremenRead More...