Forecast for algae in late summer early fall are grim. Toledo Blade May 18, 2014 and Star Beacon. Also – Who is Lake Erie Go to Person, Bihn letter to editor Toledo Blade
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.
The next Lake Erie Improvement meeting is Wednesday, June 11 at Castaway Bay in Sandusky at 8:30 am . Monthly meetings are alternated with odd months in Port Clinton at Lake Erie Shores and Islands and even months at Castaway Bay in Sandusky. Meetings are roundtable discussions on Lake Erie issues with a focus on ways to sustain Lake Erie’s economy. Meetings are open to the public.
Thanks to all that attended the Healing Lake Erie, Bring Back the Blue event on May 2. It was a great success. Our efforts aim to preserve the over 100,000 Lake Erie related jobs and the over $10 billion in economic benefits. We depend on Lake Erie for drinking water, business, recreation, fishing, and near shore property owners need to gather to celebrate and protect this incredible resource. JThanks again to all that joined in on this great Lake Erie effort. A special thanks to Jim Stouffer and Ken Alvey for leading the event and to all of the Catawba Island Club staff, and to the sponsors: First Federal Lakewood, Catawba Island Club, Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, Great Lakes Brewing, Happy Days Boating, Clemons Boats, South Shore Marine, Marine Max, Skipper Buds, Catawba Moorings, Riverfront Yacht Sales and Services
Healing Lake Erie Back to the Blue … Beacon artcile May 7, 2014
Thanks for the Erie County Chamber and Cedar Fair for featuring Lake Erie for their gathering for elected officials March27, 2014. The event was well attended. There was great interest and concern about the Asian Carp threats and algae.. And all look forward to Lake Erie summer fun.
Lake Erie Improvement reports from the December 2013 forum: Sustaining the Economics of Lake Erie… December 2013 power point presentations:Lake Erie Economics by the Numbers, Findings of Ohio Phosphrus Task Force Phase 2, Update on Lake Erie December 2013. Here are links to Chesapeake Bay information discussed: Learning from the Chesapeake …Chesapeake Bay executive order tmdl, … Chesapeake algae reduction poster..map for Lake Erie
Carroll Township public drinking water supply showed algae related toxin to warn customers not to drink.Ohio Phosphorus 2 Task Force Report November 2013 … Voluntary measures and targets hope to reduce algae..
Detroit wastewater sewage overflows continue in 2013. Detroit Wastewater sewage overflows 2013 article ticle 08 24 2013 overflows. Concern for the nutrient releases and chlorine discharges continue. An authority for the water/wastewater is under consideration in conjunction with Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy..
Live eDNA for silver – the flying – Asian Carp was found in one sample in the Maumee River. Samples were also found in Michigan near the Erie marsh. There is growing concern that there may be live silver carp in Lake Erie’s western basin where EDNA have been found.
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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...