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Cleveland Plain DealerNo 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 …

Canton RepositoryNo Asian carp found in western Lake Erie
A three-day sweep of western Lake Erie for Asian carp turned up no trace of the invasive fish. The search included netting and electroshock fishing. It was triggered by tests last month that detected the DNA of two species of Asian carp in water

WDIV DetroitSearch of west Lake Erie, tributary rivers finds no invasive carp where DNA …
Officials say no invasive silver or bighead carp have been found during a recent search of Lake Erie, where the fish’s genetic fingerprints turned up in water samples taken a year ago. The Michigan and Ohio natural resources departments teamed with the

Plain DealerNo Asian carp found in Lake Erie probe
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 and Wildlife Service could not find an Asian carp. The team of researchers, responding to four

From Thursday, August 9th

Port Clinton News HeraldNominations open for Erie Award

Aug 9, 2012 |  … SANDUSKY — The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is accepting nominations for the 2012 Ohio Lake Erie Award, which will recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to enhance Ohio.

Columbus DispatchSearch for Asian carp comes up empty
After an intensive three-day sweep of western Lake Erie for Asian carp, state officials say they have found no trace of the invasive fish. The search, which included netting and electroshock fishing, was prompted by tests, reported last month, that

Detroit Free PressLake Erie electrofishing survey doesn’t find any Asian carp
But there was no sign of Asian carp in the waters that spill from southeastern Monroe County into Lake Erie — as was also the case during previous days of an electrofishing and netting survey that began Monday in Ohio. Roger Knight, the Lake Erie

North American WindpowerOhio County Issues RFP Related To Lake Erie Offshore Wind Energy Development
The Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Department of Development is now soliciting proposals from agencies and organizations interested in providing geotechnical survey and investigation for offshore wind energy in the Cuyahoga County, Ohio, waters of Lake Erie.

GLINGLWC 5th Annual Meeting
Registration is available for the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 5th Annual Meeting, which takes place Sept. 25-26, 2012, in Erie, Penn. Take advantage of early bird registration rates, which expire on Aug. 27!

From Wednesday, August 8th

GLIN — Register now for the GLC 2012 Annual Meeting
The 2012 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting will again be held in conjunction with Great Lakes Week, featuring the annual meetings and conferences of diverse groups who are leading the fight to restore the Great Lakes. Take advantage of the reduced early registration rate, available only until August 10!

Michigan Radio — Hunting for Asian carp in Lake Erie
Crews with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, along with the Ohio DNR, are searching Lake Erie for Asian carp this week. They’re stepping up their sampling efforts because of lab results that showed six

Westlake | Bay Village Observer — Sea Scouts battle HABs with native plants
This summer with its record number of 90-plus degree days, the Bay Village Sea Scouts have sought ways to minimize the toxic blue-green algae which cause Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) to form in Lake Erie. If you are a boater or enjoy swimming in the

Sandusky Register — Visitors to area spent $1.5 billion in 2011
Visitors injected about $1.5 billion into Erie and Ottawa counties during 2011, according to a recent economic impact study released by the area’s travel bureau, Lake Erie Shores & Islands. This “further proves the significant economic impact of our

From Tuesday, August 7th

TheNews-Messenger.comSandusky Bay and River tested for Asian carp DNA

Aug 7, 2012 |  Kristina Smith Horn Watchdog/enterprise reporter … to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. However, wildlife officials have done frequent tests on Lake Erie and its tributaries in the past and consistently come up with negative results …

GLINMichigan, Ohio join forces to test Lake Erie for carp
Detroit Free Press
Ohio and Michigan departments of natural resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are searching for evidence of Asian carp as they conduct water sampling, electrofishing and netting surveys in Lake Erie.

WKYC-TVFirst Lake Erie ‘tidal wave’ was in Rocky River
ROCKY RIVER — A Rocky River historian concludes a rare Lake Erie tidal wave made history in 1764. Dr. Dan Marsalek has done extensive research into what caused Bradstreet’s Disaster on October 18, 1764. His conclusion is that the British Colonel’s

WKYC-TVLake Erie off Cleveland now warmest on record
CLEVELAND – This summer’s sizzling weather has warmed Lake Erie to its hottest temperatures ever off Cleveland lakefront. Kirk Lombardy, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Cleveland, said the water temperature reached 80 degrees on

Voice of AmericaUS Farmers Work to Curb Lake Erie Pollution
Erika Celeste. August 06, 2012. Ohio — Lake Erie, the smallest of North America’s five Great Lakes, supplies fresh drinking water to an estimated 11 million people in Ohio, Michigan and southern Ontario province, Canada. Yet sometimes pollution, both

Sandusky Register – News Roundup — SANDUSKY Maritime Museum building opening set for Wednesday

The Maritime Museum of Sandusky is opening its new building, the Howman Boat House, Wednesday.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission all day. The boat house dedication is at 2 p.m..

Visitors can register to win a free Big Splash ticket to the Big Splash raffle, which is Aug. 17-18.

From Monday, August 6th, plus weekend

GLINGreat Lakes depth-averaged currents map
NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)’s Great Lakes Currents Map depicts depth-averaged flow patterns in animated visualizations of lake currents.

Toledo BladeDNA, now what?
Predictably, Asian carp DNA in Lake Erie prompted state and federal wildlife officials to issue a joint statement that suggests they have jump-started efforts to gather more evidence.

Fremont News MessengerAsian carp samples to be collected this week
FREMONT — A state agency will take samples this week from the Sandusky River and Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay in search of invasive Asian carp or their DNA, an official said. Six of 400 water samples taken in August 2011 showed there was Asian Carp

Detroit Free PressMichigan, Ohio join forces to test Lake Erie for carp
No reports of live Asian carp have been substantiated in Lake Erie since 2000, according to Rich Carter of the Ohio DNR, although there have been other reports of live bighead carp in the lake as late as 2003. But environmental DNA evidence of silver

CBS LocalCrews To Search Western Lake Erie For Asian Carp
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) – Scientists have begun searching two of western Lake Erie’s bays and tributary rivers for signs of dreaded Asian carp. State and federal agencies are focusing on sections of the Sandusky River and Bay and the Maumee River and Bay,

From Friday, August 3rd

Cleveland Plain DealerOhio, federal officials search western Lake Erie for evidence of …

Surveys began Monday in Sandusky Bay and Maumee Bay, focusing on the collection of water samples for DNA analysis.

WKYC-TVCrews to search western Lake Erie for Asian carp
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Scientists have begun searching two of western Lake Erie’s bays and tributary rivers for signs of dreaded Asian carp. Officials announced last month that DNA from bighead and silver carp had been detected in Lake Erie water

Daily SentinelAgencies plan for further assessment of two Asian Carp species in Lake Erie
LAKE ERIE — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are collaborating to assess the current status of bighead and silver carp within western Lake

From Thursday, August 2nd

The News-Messenger.comDead zones in shallow water startle researchers

Aug 2, 2012 |  Kristina Smith Horn Watchdog/enterprise reporter … Lab’s assistant director, could haul in hundreds of round gobies from the bottom of Lake Erie around the islands in the Western Basin. But on this hot, windless day …

Evening ObserverPlant not found locally in Lake Erie
Despite fears late last week, the plants thought to be water chestnuts in Dunkirk harbor have been identified as floating leaf pond weed, a non-invasive species. County Executive Greg Edwards said, “Once we received information, we were able to move

Fremont News MessengerDead zones in shallow water startle researchers
Most afternoons Winslow, Stone Lab’s assistant director, could haul in hundreds of round gobies from the bottom of Lake Erie around the islands in the Western Basin. But on this hot, windless day a few years ago, the net kept coming up empty. Winslow’s

Detroit Free PressCrews to search western Lake Erie for Asian carp
Scientists have begun searching two of western Lake Erie’s bays and tributary rivers for signs of dreaded Asian carp, officials said Wednesday. • Previous coverage: The truth about Asian carp. State and federal agencies are focusing on sections of the

Pittsburgh Post GazetteAdvance of the carp: Vigilance is needed against the Great Lakes threat
Now that Asian carp DNA has been detected in Lake Erie’s Maumee and Sandusky bays, the Obama administration and Congress must step up federal efforts to turn back the highly destructive species of fish. The mere presence of carp DNA is not necessarily

Fremont News MessengerCharter captains monitor Lake Erie water
SANDUSKY (AP) — Charter boat captains are helping the state monitor water quality and watch for harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie’s western basin between Toledo and Sandusky. Participating members of the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association will

Port Clinton News HeraldOpen meeting to discuss fish, wildlife rule change proposals will be Aug. 11

Aug 1, 2012 |  Submitted story … Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife is having an open house meeting at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Regional Welcome Center, West, 770 S.E. Catawba Road, to …From Tuesday,

July 31st

Detroit Free PressEditorial: Anxiety as more carp DNA tests get under way
More environmental DNA testing for Asian carp is likely to be scheduled this week for Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay, part of which lies within Michigan’s jurisdiction. That’s important because earlier eDNA findings there need to be double-checked — and here

GLINThe Day Science Saved the Great Lakes
Stone Laboratory’s summer lecture series continues Aug. 2 with “The Day Science Saved the Great Lakes,” a presentation by Cameron Davis, senior advisor to the administrator (Great Lakes), U.S. EPA.

From Monday, July 30th, plus weekend

Evening Observer — Invasive plants now found in Lake Erie
BEMUS POINT – Rooted water chestnut plants have been found in Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie, County Executive Greg Edwards announced Friday. The discoveries, two near Bemus Creek and an unknown amount in Dunkirk Harbor, confirm that the

Huron Daily Tribune — Stay the course in fight vs. Asian carp
After revelations this week concerning the discovery of Asian carp eDNA in Lake Erie and the interest it is causing, just how important is the “Stop Invasive Species Act” authored by U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich

Evening Observer — Water chestnuts a statewide lake problem
The plant, which was recently discovered in Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie, forms dense surface rosettes, crowding out other vegetation species, Dunlap said. If not found in time, one acre of water chestnuts produce enough seeds to seed 20 acres the

From Wednesday, Julyl 25th and Tuesday July 24th

Toledo BladeBoat captains assist with lake algae testing
Haunted by memories of algal blooms that drove tourists away from Lake Erie, charter boat captains are assisting the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency by collecting weekly water samples while out on fishing trips. “After the algal bloom last year we

GCN.comNOAA tracks toxic Great Lakes algae from space
The program, involving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Toledo and Blue Water Satellite Inc., is using satellite imagery of Lake Erie’s western basin to monitor the harmful algal blooms (HABs) that have been

Wall Street JournalDEP: Lake Erie fish kill cause a natural phenomena
Pennsylvania environmental officials say a natural water temperature phenomenon is to blame for the deaths of hundreds of fish that washed up on the shores of Lake Erie. The Department of Environmental Protection says the die-off of freshwater drum is

WKYC-TVOhio EPA, Lake Erie Charter Boat Captains join to monitor lake
COLUMBUS — A new partnership with the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association and an ongoing Ohio EPA water monitoring program are giving the state a more complete picture of water quality conditions in Lake Erie’s Western Basin. In early July, the Ohio

WHIO RadioCharter captains help monitor Lake Erie water
Charter boat captains are helping the state monitor water quality and watch for harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie’s western basin between Toledo and Sandusky. Participating members of the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association will coordinate with one

Port Clinton News HeraldOSU lab offers more than classes

Jul 25, 2012 |  James Proffitt Staff writer … Ohio State University’s Stone Lab offers researchers conference space, laboratories and unfettered access to Lake Erie and its islands, it also offers educational opportunities for students of all ages

Exploradio: Harvesting the energy of motion
An invention born on the Appalachian Trail harvests the energy of the human stride, the wave-power of Lake Erie, and the vitality of Tremont.

http://www.wksu.org/news/story/32491  This idea could be the next wind turbine of Lake Erie.

 

 

 

From Monday, July 23rd and Weekend

northwestohio.comProgram aims to reduce toxic algae in Lake Erie
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative calls on farmers to voluntarily limit fertilizer use in areas that drain into Lake Erie. Vast blooms of toxic algae have spread across Lake Erie’s western basin for many years

The Newark AdvocateOrder will protect Lake Erie from drilling
Kasich’s order prohibits drilling in and under Lake Erie, a distinction that could be important given the anticipated expansion in Ohio of horizontal drilling by companies fracturing the rock, or fracking, for deeply buried shale oil and gas. … Ohio

Plain DealerLarge fish kill reported along Lake Erie from East Side of Cleveland to Mentor
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A large Lake Erie fish kill that claimed thousands of sheepshead from Cleveland’s East Side to Mentor had Ohio Division of Wildlife officers checking oxygen levels of the water, the most probable cause of the incident. Cuyahoga

News-Herald.comLake Erie fish kill might have been caused by low oxygen
A massive fish kill discovered Saturday along the Lake Erie shoreline from near Headlands Beach State Park and west to the Wildwood unit of Cleveland Lakefront State Park is suspected to be the result of low dissolved oxygen in the water. Jason Keller

Plain DealerMentor City Council takes action to save lagoons from Lake Erie
MENTOR, Ohio — City Council is taking action to save the Mentor Lagoons with a proposed $225000 seawall planned for the Lake Erie shoreline. “We’ve lost almost over 100 feet in the last half a dozen years,” said Council President Scott J. Marn. “It’s

From Friday, July 20th

Fremont News MessengerDepartment of Agriculture considers ways to reduce runoff
Daniels’ comments came during an announcement launching the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative, a program meant to help improve water quality and reduce blooms of toxic blue-green algae on Lake Erie and inland lakes. The initiative resulted from a March

GLINNASA satellite shows Great Lakes region hit hard by drought
NASA’s Earth Observatory has a remarkable view of the impact of the summer drought. Parts of the Great Lakes region are among those hardest hit. The image depicts plant health in the central U.S. with data collected by the space agency’s Terra satellite.

Sandusky Register ViewPointThumbs down to Ohio’s dirty beaches. The National Resources Defense Council says Ohio’s beaches rank 29th in cleanliness among 30 states, with Edson Creek in Erie County ranking the worst. We would encourage all area residents to be   aware of any posted warning signs and the beach ratings published in this newspaper before sticking their toes in the water.

Circle of Blue WaterNewsHas the Invasion Started? Asian Carp eDNA Found In Lake Erie
While federal efforts are largely focused on stonewalling invasive Asian carp at Chicago, the fish could be making their way into the Great Lakes through Lake Erie, where studies show they are likely to thrive. Map courtesy of Sagar Mysorekar / The

Midland Daily NewsOur view: Good legislation in battle against Asian carp
After revelations this week concerning Asian carp eDNA in Lake Erie and the interest it is causing, just how important is the “Stop Invasive Species Act” authored by U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to the health

Toledo BladeAdvance of the carp
Facebook Twitter Reddit Digg E-mail Print Rss. Now that Asian carp DNA has been detected in Lake Erie’s Maumee and Sandusky bays, the Obama Administration and Congress must step up federal efforts to turn back the highly destructive species of fish.

Toledo BladeNo panic, just work to do after Asian
The news over the weekend landed with a thud in most quarters — Asian carp DNA had been found in water samples taken from Sandusky Bay and the Lake Erie waters of north Maumee Bay. In a basic translation, that meant the invasive fish had been in

Press Publications Inc.Lake Erie – Six water samples test positive for Asian carp DNA
If the carp find their way into Lake Erie, it could affect the fishing and boating industries and the local economy, said Sandy Bihn,

From Thursday, July 19th 

Columbus DispatchState plan intends to reduce farm pollution, Lake Erie algae
The “Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative” is largely based on a plan that state officials unveiled in March. It calls on farmers to voluntarily limit fertilizer use in areas that drain into Lake Erie, where vast, summertime “blooms” of toxic algae threaten the

The News-Messenger.comAgency considers ways to reduce runoff

Jul 19, 2012 |  Kristina Smith Horn Watchdog/enterprise reporter … . Both initiatives are meant to help the state reduce fertilizer runoff that sends phosphorous into Lake Erie tributaries, a large contributor to harmful algal blooms on the lake. The General …

WKSU NewsClean Lakes Initiative shows focus on fertilizer’s effect on waterways
Farm field runoff has been blamed in part for the explosive growth of toxic algae in Lake Erie and other Ohio lakes and reservoirs. David Daniels, the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, encouraging farmers to use the right type of

News-Herald.comHealth district checking Lake Erie E. coli levels daily (video)
While Ohio is in the middle of one of the hottest summers in recent memory, organizations are working to make sure that people looking to cool off in the waters of Lake Erie stay safe. The Lake County General Health District samples the water at the

Examiner.comHarmful algae bloom reaches eastern Lake Erie
On the way back from Canada about two weeks ago, I noticed bright yellow-green particulate in Lake Erie. This was right about the time that a harmful algae bloom was reported at certain beaches in Lake County. According to Susan Bell, a storm water

Toledo Blade.comAdvance of the carp
Now that Asian carp DNA has been detected in Lake Erie’s Maumee and Sandusky bays, the Obama Administration and Congress must step up federal efforts to turn back the highly destructive species of

Midland Daily NewsEvidence of Asian carp found in Lake Erie
The same day the Great Lakes Commission reported a study identifying the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) as the most likely entry point for Asian carp into the Great Lakes, evidence of the fish showed up elsewhere — in Lake Erie. That doesn’t

Pioneer PressAsian carp DNA found in Lake Erie
Evidence of the voracious, jumbo carp that have been advancing up the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal toward Lake Michigan shows the fish — or at least their DNA — have recently been detected in the Great Lakes, in Lake Erie. Six water samples taken

From Wednesday, July 18th 

Interlochen Public RadioAsian Carp DNA Found In Lake Erie
By Bob Allen. For the first time, evidence of invasive Asian Carp has been found in Michigan waters near Toledo. DNA samples from Big Head and Silver Carp were taken in Lake Erie near the mouth of the Maumee River. Researchers from the University of

WFN: World Fishing NetworkAsian Carp Detected In Lake Erie
Workers try to capture some Asian carp. USFWS Federal and state wildlife officials working in conjunction with academic researchers announce that.

From Tuesday, July 17th

Ohio.com — Erie echo in Lake Erie. The governor’s action reinforces the federal ban already in effect. His recent predecessors… fishing industry. That was a moment when Lake Erie and the other lakes required a firm ally… other things, pointing to Canadian drilling long a reality in the lake. The Canadian activity hardly

The News-Herald.com — Health district checking Lake Erie E. coli levels daily (video)
While Ohio is in the middle of one of the hottest summers in recent memory, organization are working to make sure that people looking to cool off in the waters of Lake Erie stay safe. The Lake County General Health District samples the water at the M…

Columbus Dispatch — Is it inevitable that Asian carp will become established in Lake Erie?
The Columbus Dispatch is Columbus, Ohio’s hometown newspaper and Central Ohio’s source for breaking news, Ohio State sports, business, politics, weather, obituaries and classifieds.

Toledo Blade — No panic, just work to do after Asian carp news
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The news over the weekend landed with a thud in most quarters — Asian carp DNA had been found in water samples taken from Sandusky Bay and the Lake Erie waters of north Maumee Bay.

 

 

From Monday, July 16th, Plus Weekend

lain Dealer –Kasich’s lake protections are timely and wise: editorial
Kasich’s order prohibits drilling not just in but also under Lake Erie, a distinction that could be important given the anticipated expansion in Ohio of horizontal drilling by companies fracturing the rock, or “fracking,” for deeply buried shale oil

Toledo Blade –Saving the lake
Yet he deserves credit for his new executive order that prohibits oil and gas companies from drilling through or beneath the parts of Lake Erie that are under Ohio’s control. For a decade, Congress has forbidden states from permitting Great Lakes ...

New Baltimore Voice Newspapers –A healthier St. Clair River is not leading to a healthier Lake Erie
Lake Erie, however, is not getting healthier. There have not been the sensational fires on Lake Erie tributaries, which lighted up newspapers and the evening news in the 1960s, most famously the burning of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland in 1969. But

News-Herald.com –Asian carp DNA found in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie
These positive samples were among 417 taken from Lake Erie in August 2011, and more than 2000 samples taken from the Great Lakes Basin since 2010. The Lake Erie batch was recently analyzed and test results were confirmed by eDNA researchers this

News-Herald.com –Asian carp DNA found in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie
Federal and state wildlife officials working in conjunction with academic researchers on Friday announced six water samples taken from both the Sandusky and north Maumee bays tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA in both

Toledo Blade –DNA of Asian carp found in Lake Erie
Scientists are uncertain about whether carp DNA signals the presence of actual fish, but the findings are unsettling because experts have described Lake Erie as the lake that could suffer the biggest harm from an Asian carp incursion. The DNA could be

GLIN –Learn how to identify Asian carp
You’ve seen Asian carp in the news, but would you recognize one in the wild? If you have five minutes to spare, learn how to identify bighead and silver carps thanks to a video created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region.

Columbus Dispatch –Politicians get Lake Erie’s importance
The only shadow that fell across the deck of Capt. John Tucholski’s 30-foot Sportcraft charter boat on a sun-soaked Wednesday morning came from a Pittsburgh Steelers pennant fluttering on the radio antenna.

From Friday, July 13th

Cleveland Leader — Ohio Governor John Kasich Signs Executive Order Banning Drilling in Lake Erie
John Kasich signed an executive order to prevent the Department of Natural Resources from allowing drilling for oil or gas both in and underneath Lake Erie. The executive order prevents any permits, licenses, or leases allowing drilling in or beneath

WKSU News — Drillers say Kasich’s Lake Erie ban is a bad sign; Portman praises Asian carp …
Portman says Asian carp bill changes the status quo Drillers attack Kasich Lake Erie ban Port Authority…

NewsMax.com –Ohio Gov. Kasich Bans Drilling in Lake Erie
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has banned oil and gas drilling in and around Lake Erie, doubling the protections already imposed by the federal government.

Press Publications Inc. –Lake Erie – State officials taking steps to stop invasive algae
The Press Newspapers delivers news, advertising classifieds and flyers to more than 36000 homes in the eastern suburbs of Toledo including Oregon, Northwood and Genoa.

From Thursday, July 12th

Toledo BladeKasich trumpets Lake Erie’s vast wealth
PORT CLINTON — Gov. John Kasich used the occasion of the 34th annual Fish Ohio Day to spend some time here fishing on Lake Erie, and then signed an executive order prohibiting drilling for oil or gas, both on or under the lake. The order is similar to

Toledo BladeKasich signs order against Lake Erie drilling
COLUMBUS — Federal law prohibits drilling on Ohio’s side of Lake Erie, but Gov. John Kasich today signed an executive order reasserting the state’s protection of the lake if political winds should someday change federal policy. “It is important for

Port Clinton News HeraldFuture drilling banned under, on Lake Erie

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP –Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday banning any future drilling on or beneath Lake Erie in the state of Ohio.

Port Clinton News HeraldOfficials experience Lake Erie’s value

Plain DealerKasich offers support, but no additional funds, to state parks
Although Ohio’s state parks and Lake Erie boating and fishing are major attractions, Kasich did not have plan for improving the underfunded state parks. State officials did host a public forum on Tuesday in Port Clinton to outline how $3 million from

Freshwaterclevelandhealthy lake erie fund will help reduce harmful algal bloom
The Healthy Lake Erie Fund recently passed by state lawmakers will make available $3 million to help clean up Lake Erie and inland lakes.

New Baltimore Voice NewspapersA closer look at Asian carp as they near the Great Lakes
The second most likely point of invasion, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is through the Maumee River, which flows into Lake Erie at Toledo, Ohio. A consortium of governmental agencies has built a 1700 foot fence across Eagle Marsh

New Baltimore Voice NewspapersAsian carp invasion might be closer to Blue Water Area than thought
Dr. Chris Jerde, addressing environmental journalists at the 1700-foot Asian carp fence in Eagle Marsh, Ind.; Jerde’s research has not turned up eDNA evidence of the fish on either the Mississippi River or Lake Erie sides of the marsh. (Photos by JIM

 

From Wednesday, July 11th

New Baltimore Voice Newspapers — Dead zones in Lake Erie suggest complexity of environmental problems

WFMJ — Ohio governor to formalize Lake Erie drilling ban
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich is giving some added authority to the federal ban on Lake Erie drilling.

WKYC-TV — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is giving some added authority to the federal ban on …
COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is giving some added authority to the federal ban on Lake Erie drilling. Kasich plans to sign an executive order Wednesday at a Fish Ohio Day event in Port Clinton. It will put in place a state directive to accompany

Toledo Blade — Kasich poised to ban drilling in Lake
John Kasich is expected to sign an executive order today placing Lake Erie off-limits to drilling. Mr. Kasich committed himself to signing such an order during his 2010 campaign. Although drilling occurs on the Canadian side of the lake, U.S. law bans

Toledo Blade — $3M allocated by Ohio to fight lake’s algae blooms
About $200000 of the Healthy Lake Erie Fund has been appropriated for a program of soil testing, nutrient monitoring, application certification, and installation of controlled drainage devices on Ohio farmland that will help curb phosphorous runoff

WKYC-TV — Outdoors with Big Daddy: Asian Carp in Ohio River tributary
“The Lake Erie area certainly would be a habitat where the science study does predict asian carp would thrive” says John Goss, National Carp Czar. The Division of Wildlife is monitoring the spread of the carp. How they stop the spread of this invader is

Port Clinton News Herald — Lecture series about Lake Erie

Jul 11, 2012 |  Submitted story … :30 p.m. Monday featuring the Great Lakes Compact and Agreement. A special report on the status of Lake Erie will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday. This lecture …

Port Clinton News Herald — Dignitaries to confront lake concerns today

Jul 11, 2012 |  Staff report … and natural resources together and promote discussion on important issues related to the state’s Lake Erie fishery. Lake Erie charter captains donate their time, boats and fuel for the …

From Tuesday, July 10th

The Beacon — Public forum scheduled on new Healthy Lake Erie Fund
A public forum will be held July 10 for residents interested in learning more about Ohio’s new Healthy Lake Erie Fund with an opportunity to provide…

GLIN – The Toledo Blade — EDITORIAL: The Great Lakes campaign
Polls commissioned by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition found that Democratic and Republican voters alike wish more money was spent on the restoration and preservation of the Great Lakes.

GLIN –Great Lakes Study hearings begin this week
The International Joint Commission (IJC) begins public hearings this week on the final results of International Upper Great Lakes Study on water levels, regulation and restoration options. Your participation in these hearings, and/or a comment period that runs until Aug. 31, is encouraged.

From Monday, July 9th and Weekend

FISLake Erie’s algal bloom will be mild this year: NOAA
In its first-ever seasonal harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers are predicting that western Lake Erie will have a mild bloom this summer, equivalent to conditions last seen in 2007.

Canton RepositoryResearchers predict smaller Lake Erie algae bloom
Scientists are predicting the toxic blue-green algae bloom in Lake Erie’s western basin will be mild this summer for the first time in years.

Plain DealerDangerous algal blooms on Lake Erie may be fewer this year, scientists say
This year’s spring drought may have been bad for Ohio’s crops, but it should mean a healthier Lake Erie this summer. Scientists are predicting that the August-September bloom of harmful algae in the western basin of Lake Erie will be less than 10

The News-Messenger.comInternational Joint Commission plans public hearing

Jul 6, 2012 |  News Herald staff reports … . Marie might be improved to take into consideration needs of users on Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie. The report also examines the potential impacts of climate change, a management

The BeaconPrescribed burns set to clear invasive plants
Have you been noticing giant black plumes of smoke in the sky around Lake Erie lately? The local Pheasants Forever chapter and the Ottawa Soil & W…

From Friday, July 6th

NewsNet5.comLaboratory testing confirms harmful blue-green algae has been found on Lake …
Lake County General Health District explains how to be safe and avoid harmful blue-green algae found on Lake Erie.

WFMJ — Lake Erie algae prompts Ohio beach advisories
Visitors at several Ohio beaches along Lake Erie are being warned that they might want to avoid the water because of harmful bacteria produced by potentially toxic blue-green algae.

WKSU NewsToxic blue-green algae invades western Lake Erie
More outages today as crews clean up last week’s mess President Obama campaigns at Parma…

Toledo BladeLake Erie algae bloom regresses in past year
But state and federal officials Thursday predicted good news: This year, the algae bloom will likely be only about one-tenth the size of the bloom that spread across Lake Erie’s western basin in 2011. “The key question was: what will happen next?” said

NOAANOAA, partners predict mild harmful algal blooms for western Lake Erie this year
Lake Erie has been plagued by a steady increase of harmful algal blooms (HABs) over the past decade. HABs can cause the death of fish, foul coastlines, and harm both aquatic and human life. NOAA has issued weekly bulletins for HABs in Lake Erie since

ABC6OnYourSide.comLake Erie Toxic Algae Warnings
WSYX ABC6 On Your Side Top Story – Lake Erie Toxic Algae Warnings – CLEVELAND AP — Visitors at several Ohio beaches along Lake Erie are being warned that they might wa.

The News-Messenger.comInternational Joint Commission plans public hearing

Jul 6, 2012 |  News Herald staff reports … . Marie might be improved to take into consideration needs of users on Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie. The report also examines the potential impacts of climate change, a management .

The News-Messenger.comMild summer expected for algae in Western Basin (video

Jul 6, 2012 |  Kristina Smith Horn Watchdog/enterprise reporter … GIBRALTAR ISLAND — Harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie‘s Western Basin are expected to be mild this summer for the first time since …

The News-Messenger.comLake Erie algae prompts Ohio beach advisories

Jul 5, 2012 |  … CLEVELAND (AP) — Visitors at several Ohio beaches along Lake Erie are being warned that they might want to avoid the water because of harmful bacteria …

The News-Messenger.comScientists predict mild algae blooms this year on Lake Erie

Jul 5, 2012 |  Kristina Smith Horn Watchdog/enterprise reporter … news for the local tourism industry: Scientists predict the blue-green algae blooms in the Lake Erie Islands region will be mild this year. A drought that struck northwest Ohio …

GLIN – The Plain Dealer (7/5)Lake Erie activities discouraged because of high levels of algae, bacteria
Lake and Cuyahoga County residents who planned to spend time at the beach may have to hold off until the weekend because of higher-than-normal bacteria levels.

 

 

From Wednesday, July 4th

Cleveland News – Fox 8Dangerous Algal Blooms Found on Lake Erie
LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Harmful blue-green algae has been found on Lake Erie and may reach beyond Lake County’s borders, according to the Lake County General Health District.  Laboratory tests of samples collected in January revealed harmful algal

WKYC-TVShores of Lake Erie likely have elevated bacteria levels
Before you hit the shores of Lake Erie for the July 4th holiday, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is warning swimmers to check water quality conditions. Thanks to rainstorms, sewage overflow will likely spill near our beaches. A spokesperson for the

WKYC-TVLake County: Harmful algae bloom found in Lake Erie
LAKE COUNTY — On July 2, Lake County General Health District found blue-green algae on Lake Erie within and possibly extending beyond Lake County’s borders. Laboratory testing from samples collected on Monday and Tuesday confirmed the presence

Plain DealerHave a happy Fourth, but watch out for the lake water and the heat
Tuesday’s storms should mean sewage overflows in Lake Erie today. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District issued swimming advisories this morning, expecting unsafe levels of bacteria for all three beaches the district watches in Cuyahoga County:

19 Action NewsHarmful algal found on Lake Erie
Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) found blue-green algae on Lake Erie within and possibly extending beyond the Lake County’s borders.

Cleveland News – Fox 8Harmful Blue-Green Algae Concerns Lake Erie Visitors
A harmful algae bloom found on Lake Erie has some beach-goers concerned this Fourth of July.

Plain DealerLake Erie activities discouraged because of high levels of algae, bacteria
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Lake and Cuyahoga County residents who planned to spend time at the beach may have to hold off until the weekend because of higher-than-normal bacteria levels. Tuesday’s rainstorms led to sewage overflows in Lake Erie.

Port Clinton News HeraldStone Lab lecture series continues

Jul 4, 2012 |  Submitted story … , Chris Vandergoot of the ODNR and Richard Krauss of USGS will introduce their research on Lake Erie walleye movements and the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observing System. The public can …

 

 

 

From Friday, June 29th

The News-Messenger.comStone Lab goes green

Jun 29, 2012 |  Kristina Smith Horn Watchdog/enterprise reporter … sewer overflows from the site’s buildings, which can contribute to harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie, said Jeff Reutter, director of Ohio Sea Grant, which runs Stone Lab. Stone …

Plain DealerOhio beaches still second worst in country among coastline states
The natural resources organization studied regularly collected water samples at 62 beaches along the Lake Erie shoreline in 2011, and found 22 percent of the samples exceeded public health standards, nearly triple the national rate, and one percent

GLINCitizen scientists monitor stream quality with iPhone app
Creekwatch, a new iPhone app designed by IBM, could help Great Lakes researchers monitor waterways. It’s a simple tool to use. Users take a picture of a stream or creek. Then they assess its water level, flow rate and the degree of trash it contains.

GLIN – Earth Island Journal — Pollution still plagues most US beach waters and the Great Lakes
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual beach water quality report, released today, finds that stormwater runoff and sewage pollution still plagues most US beach waters and the Great Lakes.

From Thursday, June 28th

WKYC-TVNRDC: 2 Cuyahoga County dirty beaches ‘worst in the US’
Not good for Lake Erie, so said the NRDC at a press briefing at the Great Lakes Science Center. The report looks at 2011 data collected from test results taken at

The Morning JournalE. Coli levels high at Lakeview, Century beaches
The advisories state that high bacteria levels in Lake Erie could make swimmers sick. Children, elderly and those in poor health or with weakened immune

GLIN8th Annual Great Lakes Restoration ConferenceEach year, Healing Our Waters’ Great Lakes Restoration Conference brings together a diverse group of more than 350 people from throughout the Great Lakes region. Registration is now open for this year’s conference, to be held Sept. 11-13, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio, in conjunction with Great Lakes Week.

Plain DealerTeacher rescued from Lake Erie at Huntington Beach in Bay Village …
BAY VILLAGE — The teacher rescued from Lake Erie Monday at Huntington Beach has died.

From Wednesday, June 27th 

Plain DealerBacteria and Lake Erie beaches are fact of summer in Northeast …
A national environmental group today released its annual report on the bacteria levels at America’s beaches, including along the Lake Erie coastline in

GLIN8th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference
Each year, Healing Our Waters’ Great Lakes Restoration Conference brings together a diverse group of more than 350 people from throughout the Great Lakes region. Registration is now open for this year’s conference, to be held Sept. 11-13, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio, in conjunction with Great Lakes Week.

Fom Monday, June 25th, Plus Weekend

Fremont News MessengerLake Erie Commission awards protection grants
SANDUSKY — The Ohio Lake Erie Commission recently awarded four Lake Erie Protection Fund grants:.

Plastics TodayPlastic pollution study will be conducted on Great Lakes
Lake Erie is widely reported as having a high concentration of plastic pollution At the same time, some marine scientists have said since Lake Erie is shallow,

Fremont News MessengerMarsh vulnerable to carp
The fish are considered a major threat to Lake Erie’s multi-million-dollar fishing industry, which pumps an estimated $680 million a year into Ohio’s economy.

The News-MessengerImpaired boaters targetedJun 25, 2012 |  … after tying for third nationally in alcohol-related boating accidents last year. The U.S. Coast Guard says Ohio tied with Illinois with 18 alcohol-related accidents last year and …

Timesonline.comLocal man pilots WWII PT boat to final home
The Liberty Aviation Museum on the shore of Lake Erie will be home to the PT 728 when it reaches its destination this week. The museum, which was

From Friday, June 22nd

GLINReducing Great Lakes sewage overflows
A new report by the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows in the Great Lakes: Why Investing in Infrastructure is Critical to Improving Water Quality,” looks at the success of the federal Clean Water State Revolving Fund in helping finance these projects, and reminds us why the fund’s future is critical to keeping Great Lakes water clean.

Toledo BladeOil, gas drilling laws called lax
BY JIM PROVANCE BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF
COLUMBUS — Laws in Ohio and Michigan will not adequately protect the Great Lakes basin from huge water withdrawals to fuel an expected shale oil and natural gas drilling boom, a report from the

Ohio News NetworkOhioans Still Paying For Sewage System Flaws
ONN’s Harrison Hove reported that it means filth sometimes goes into lakes, Lake Erie is the drinking water for 11 million people, and it doesn’t make a lot of

Plain DealerAuthorities in Ohio to crack down on intoxicated boaters this weekend
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Several thousand boat operators on Lake Erie this weekend Law enforcement presence will be amplified on the lake, and as always,

The Seattle Times — Regulators OK Ohio nuke plant’s report on cracks
Federal regulators say they agree with an Ohio utility company’s assessment that cracks found in the concrete shell of a nuclear plant along Lake Erie can be

 

From Wednesday June 20th and Thursday June 21st

The News-MessengerMore Asian carp DNA found near Lake Michigan

Jun 20, 2012 |  … again has found genetic material from invasive Asian carp in samples taken from waters near Lake Michigan. The silver carp DNA findings from May 22 collections in Lake Calumet in …

GLIN – Avon-Avon Lake PatchCOMMENTARY: Lake Erie waters must be handled responsibly
Ohio House of Representatives Matt Lundy raises concerns over the new Lake Erie bill, HB 473, that could have potentially devastating effects on tributaries to Lake Erie.

GLIN – The Toledo BladeEDITORIAL: Keep mercury rule …
The Senate is set to vote today on a proposal that would kill America’s first rule governing mercury emissions, imposing tighter controls on coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources. Ohio and other Great Lakes states, in particular, need the rule to stay intact.

From Tuesday, June 19th 

Plain DealerPlastic pollution study to be conducted on Great Lakes for first time
Lake Erie may have the highest level of plastic pollution among the Great Lakes — or the lowest — according to some marine scientists. Researchers anticipate

Toledo BladeMedia baptized into protecting area waters
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — The battle of Lake Erie rages on. Nearly 200 years after the American forces led by Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British fleet near here in a pivotal naval confrontation of

Toledo BladeClean Ohio aid a boon for state
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Black Swamp Conservancy thanks Gov. John Kasich for his decision to approve funding for the conservation programs of the Clean Ohio Fund in the budget-review bill he signed (“Kasich uses veto in

GLIN – The Plain DealerCOMMENTARY: Cleveland’s state-run lakefront parks are embarrassing
The Plain Dealer’s Mark Naymik writes about the appalling state of Cleveland’s beaches and lakefront parks.

 

 

 

 

 

From Monday, June 18th and Weekend

Mansfield News JournalOhio will approve lake water sanctions
Ohio is a step closer to setting new rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can withdraw from Lake Erie despite objections that the rules will hurt .

GLIN – BucyrusTelegraphForum.comState water use legislation closer to law
Ohio is a step closer to setting new rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can withdraw from Lake Erie despite objections that the rules will hurt the environment.

Columbus DispatchSurvey: Voters say keep Lakes funds
A majority (54 percent) rejected the idea that the Great Lakes should take a budget cut said they would be concerned if the invasive species got into Lake Erie.

Dayton Daily NewsBorder patrol opens new office along Lake Erie
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has a new home along Lake Erie that’s aimed at improving its internal

From Thursdy, June 14th

GLINLive broadcast from Lake Huron shipwreck
On Sat., June 16, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Mich., will be broadcasting live from a shipwreck in Lake Huron! Viewers online and at the Heritage Center in Alpena will be able to interact with the divers in real time.

The Beacon‘War is imminent’ at Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will host a “Mock Re-declaration of War” at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, to kick off the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Memorial is also hosting a series of free activities highlighting this important…

From Wednesday, June 14th

CBS NewsOhio’s governor OKs new water rules for Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio now has new rules on how much water farms, factories and other businesses can draw from Lake Erie. Gov. John Kasich signed off

The BeaconHealthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law
Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund. “I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy

Toledo BladeKasich wrong on water bill
Gov. John Kasich signed state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann’s latest water withdrawal bill into law (“Lake Erie water-use law signed; Bill controls withdrawals allowable without permit,” June 5). The bill

GLINStone Laboratory kicks off lecture series with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur
Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, will begin its summer lecture series Thursday, June 14 as U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D – OH) discusses “Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and Congress.”

GreenAnswersFive states partner with federal government to review plans for Great Lakes …
Currently, there are no wind turbines in the region, but development has been proposed in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The states’ agreement would allow plans to progress quickly while still adhering to environmental and safety standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Monday, June 18th and Weekend

Mansfield News JournalOhio will approve lake water sanctions
Ohio is a step closer to setting new rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can withdraw from Lake Erie despite objections that the rules will hurt .

GLIN – BucyrusTelegraphForum.comState water use legislation closer to law
Ohio is a step closer to setting new rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can withdraw from Lake Erie despite objections that the rules will hurt the environment.

Columbus DispatchSurvey: Voters say keep Lakes funds
A majority (54 percent) rejected the idea that the Great Lakes should take a budget cut said they would be concerned if the invasive species got into Lake Erie.

Dayton Daily NewsBorder patrol opens new office along Lake Erie
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has a new home along Lake Erie that’s aimed at improving its internal

From Thursdy, June 14th

GLINLive broadcast from Lake Huron shipwreck
On Sat., June 16, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Mich., will be broadcasting live from a shipwreck in Lake Huron! Viewers online and at the Heritage Center in Alpena will be able to interact with the divers in real time.

The Beacon‘War is imminent’ at Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will host a “Mock Re-declaration of War” at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, to kick off the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Memorial is also hosting a series of free activities highlighting this important…

From Wednesday, June 14th

CBS NewsOhio’s governor OKs new water rules for Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio now has new rules on how much water farms, factories and other businesses can draw from Lake Erie. Gov. John Kasich signed off

The BeaconHealthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law
Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund. “I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy

Toledo BladeKasich wrong on water bill
Gov. John Kasich signed state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann’s latest water withdrawal bill into law (“Lake Erie water-use law signed; Bill controls withdrawals allowable without permit,” June 5). The bill

GLINStone Laboratory kicks off lecture series with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur
Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, will begin its summer lecture series Thursday, June 14 as U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D – OH) discusses “Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and Congress.”

GreenAnswersFive states partner with federal government to review plans for Great Lakes …
Currently, there are no wind turbines in the region, but development has been proposed in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The states’ agreement would allow plans to progress quickly while still adhering to environmental and safety standards.

From Tuesday, June 12th

NewsNet5.comMassive machine to soon begin building sewage treatment tunnel in Cleveland

From Monday, June 11th plus weekend

Chronicle-TelegramLake Erie has most mercury pollution in Great Lakes

Times of Fort ErieLegislation aims to start a wave of Great Lakes protection 0

Columbus DispatchFrom The Stump : Ohio played big role in 1812 war

Plain DealerMarine Week Cleveland: Where to go and how to experience two centuries of …

From Friday Jun 8th

Lorain JournalEPA launches study of Black River (with video)

Port Clinton News HeraldLeak in tiny hole at Davis-Besse

GLIN – The Toledo BladeOhio tourism officials report $3B gain– number of visitors to state sets record

From Thursday, June 7th

Cleveland Plain DealerSigning water bill puts lake’s health in Kasich’s hands: editorial …

The News-Messenger.comGroup pushes for rules on mercury emissions near Lake Erie

GLIN — National Marina Day

From Wednesday, June 6th

Bizjournals.comKasich signs new water usage rules into law

GLIN – Great Lakes EchoFeds to provide $10 million in funding for Great Lakes phosphorus reduction programs

Cleveland News – Fox 8Survey: Most Ohio Voters Worry About Invasive Fish

From Tuesday, June 5th plus Monday & Weekend

Port Clinton News Herald.comLake Erie Commission meets

The News-Messenger.com  — Annual invasion begins

Toledo BladeGov. Kasich signs Lake Erie legislation

Plain DealerGov. John Kasich signs Lake Erie water usage bill over objections of critics

Dayton Daily News20 bills on way to Kasich

WKYC-TVMadison: Giant Lake Erie wave was like a tsunami

Canton RepositoryGov. Kasich OKs new water rules for Lake Erie

WFMJOhio’s governor OKs new water rules for Lake Erie

Akron Beacon JournalRemoval of billions of gallons of water from the earth’s surface arouses new opposition to fracking

 Great Lakes EchoNearshore ecosystem at risk by Ohio compromise on Great Lakes water compact

NewsNet5.com300000-pound boring machine called ‘Mackenzie’ to build new stormwater tunnel …

 

 

 

 

 

From Friday, June 1st 

The Morning JournalRural Lorain County water wins award

NewsNet5.comSeiche: Lake Erie ‘tsunami’ swamps Lake County marinas this past weekend

GLINAquatic invasive species cost businesses hundreds of millions annually

Port Clinton News HeraldU Stone Laboratory announces summer guest lecture series

Crain’s Cleveland BusinessLake Erie wind turbine project suffers setback

From May 31st

Lancaster Eagle GazetteWe need to work to keep Lake Erie an important resource

Toledo Blade — Ohio State’s Aquatic Visitors Center to offer view of Lake Erie fish.

GLIN — GLMRIS Newsletter

From May 30th

Lake ScientistLake Erie forecasted for algae relief in 2012

Voice of AmericaThe Erie Canal Helped America Grow

Toledo BladeOttawa River cleanup reaches an important milestone

The BeaconFree summer programs at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

From May 29th and weekend

WKYC-TVLakewood: Lake Erie can change in a heartbeat

GLIN – Great Lakes EchoWater-monitoring robofish almost ready to patrol Great Lakes

GLIN – Cleveland Plain DealerBuoy on Lake Erie marks 148-year-old shipwreck near Cleveland

Columbus DispatchWind-turbine project back on table

From May 25th

Press Publications Inc.Budget includes funds to combat algae problem

Great Lakes EchoCan Lake Erie algae spark environmental action like the Cuyahoga River fire?

Buffalo NewsOhio governor to sign new bill on Lake Erie water withdrawals

The News-HeraldAnother Viewpoint: Kasich must veto Great Lakes decision

Innovation TrailNew fracking study no longer “peer reviewed”

Bizjournals.comOhio Third Frontier program sitting on $166M of funding

Today’s Energy SolutionsSiemens Interested in Lake Erie Wind Project

RechargeLEEDCo, GE agree to drop its turbine from Lake Erie project

Port Clinton News HeraldAsian carp surveillance ramping up in Illinois

From May 24th

Akron Beacon JournalLarge Ohio lake tested for toxins from algae -

Akron Beacon JournalCompromising Lake Erie

BusinessWeekOhio lawmakers OK proposed Lake Erie water rules

Lake ScientistKasich to sign Lake Erie withdrawal bill

Plain DealerMid-budget review clears House and Senate, heads to Kasich’s desk

Crain’s Cleveland BusinessLake Erie wind turbine project suffers setback

From May 23rd

FOX19Ohio lawmakers OK proposed Lake Erie water rules

CBS NewsOhio lawmakers OK proposed Lake Erie water rules

Toledo BladeKasich to sign Lake Erie water bill

Plain DealerKasich should veto water-use bill: editorial

Coshocton TribuneResearchers expect thinner Lake Erie algae bloom

Plain DealerNortheast Ohio Regional Sewer District suspends sewer services to Kelly Plating for toxic discharges

Plain DealerSiemens Energy interested in Lake Erie wind turbine project

Toledo BladeBarrier failure raises Asian carp worries

From May 22nd

Port Clinton News Herald — Coast Guard stops illegal charter

GLIN — GLRI Request for Applications

GLIN – Great Lakes Echo — Federal officials study Great Lakes basin to help prevent future floods

From May 21st

Toledo BladeFix Lake Erie bill

Great Lakes EchoFederal officials study Great Lakes basin to help prevent future floods

WKYC-TVIs Lake Erie’s water safe to swim in?

Cleveland Plain Dealer — Foreign sailors look forward to docking in Cleveland

From May 18th

MLive.comLake Erie algae a top focus for US-Canadian panel

Pittsburgh Post GazetteGreat Lakes threat: The Corps must be as aggressive as Asian carp

13abc Action NewsKeeping the water flowing in Toledo

Center for Biological DiversityGreat Lakes’ Piping Plovers, Kirtland’s Warblers, Wolves Among Species …

Toledo BladeBlue tilapia stars in pond algae war

GLIN – Recharge NewsLake Erie wind developer asks states to take a Leap of faith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From May 17th

Plain DealerOhio Senate Republicans must seize the chance to fix water-use bill: editorial

Akron Beacon JournalPermit protection

Columbus DispatchWarm spring weather could spur June algae outbreaks

From May 16th

Wall Street JournalLake Erie algae a top focus for US-Canadian panel

The News-MessengerResearchers expect thinner algae bloom on Lake Erie

Fremont News MessengerTours teach lake history, research

Port Clinton News HeraldMine shafts pose threat to Ohio 2

From May 15th

Akron Beacon JournalResearchers expect thinner Lake Erie algae bloom

Columbus Dispatchhttp://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/15/early-bloomers.html

News-Herald.comGrand River listed among most endangered in nation

Detroit Free Press$1M project to open lower Rouge to Great Lakes

Toledo BladeBirding week ends with bang

From May 14th, plus weekend

GLIN – Toledo BladeEDITORIAL: Urgency needed on carp

GLINHabitat Restoration Partnership webinars

GLIN – Toledo BladeParticipatory ‘experience’ planned for Great Lakes museum

From May 11th

 Walleye CentralPort Clinton FLW Day 1

Cleveland Plain DealerCanadian gill netters caught in Ohio waters of Lake Erie for the …

Port Clinton News HeraldCanadian boat crosses Coast Guard a second time

May 11, 2012 |  James Proffitt Staff writer … MIDDLE SISTER ISLAND –The U.S. Coast Guard seized illegal gill nets and net anchors from the ADCO II Wednesday after U …

From May 10th

NewsNet5.com  — The midge invasion has begun along Lake Erie
Those are different. Midges have very short life spans. Usually adults only live a few days. Their main mission is to mate and reproduce. There are thousands of types of midge species and midges even live in Antarctica. Along the Lake Erie shoreline, …

From May 9th

Port Clinton News HeraldNatural resources department relaxes fish cleaning rules

From May 8th

GLINGreat Lakes Coastal Flood Study

Cleveland Plain DealerPlan for Asian carp could come 2 years sooner as Army promises to pick up the pace

GLIN – The Toledo BladeCOMMENTARY: Snake bites part of work

From May 7th, plus weekend

GLIN – WKYC ClevelandToo hot? Lake Erie is still way too cold

Sandusky RegisterHere for the birds

Toledo BladeBirding enthusiasts flock to shores of Lake Erie

From May 4th

The Morning JournalOil spill into Lake Erie at ConAgra site in Huron

Plain DealerOntario gill netters caught by federal officials in Ohio waters of Lake Erie

GLIN – The Plain DealerMentor Marsh celebrates nesting bald eagles with special event

Great Lakes EchoPhoto Friday: Lake Erie contest

GLIN – Bucyrus Telegraph ForumNew rules on cleaning fish adopted

From May 2nd and 3rd

The RepublicLake Erie island’s tourism business sinking after ferries serving Canadian …

Plain Dealer (blog)Average Ohioans won’t have a say in water-withdrawal issues if HB 473 becomes law

GLIN – The Toledo BladeEDITORIAL: Not good enough

From April 30th Plus Weekend

LimaOhio.comNew signs illustrate harmful algal blooms

News-Herald.comState unveils Harmful Algal Blooms strategy

From April 30th Plus Weekend

Ohio Lakefront GroupOhio Lakefront Group Annual Meeting – Thursday May 24, 2012

The BeaconGardner sponsors new Healthy Lake Erie Fund

 Toledo BladeHouse bill on Lake Erie water withdrawal to go to vote

Dayton Daily NewsHouse Agriculture Committee backs Great Lakes water plan

The RepublicOhio House approves Great Lakes bill that sets up water drawing rules for …

The Beacon — Gardner sponsors new Healthy Lake Erie Fun

Columbus Business FirstLake Erie water use bill clears House committee

Fremont News MessengerOLEC accepting photo contest submissions

Crain’s Cleveland BusinessCleveland’s lakefront approach backward

From April 27th

HTRNEWS.com — HTR NEWS VIEW – Action, not options, needed in carp fight

 The Toledo Blade — Climate-change debate goes on; time’s run out for one nation

 GoErie.Com — Lineup for Erie’s Perry 200 Commemoration announced

From April 26th

Plain DealerHouse Republicans postpone expected vote on legislation to repeal elections …

NewsNet5.comOhio House OKs new Great Lakes water rules

Toledo BladeLake Erie water withdrawal bill clears House

WKSU NewsGreat Lakes bill passes House along party line vote

From April 25th

The RepublicLake Erie water use bill moves forward despite objections from anglers …

Lake ScientistLake Erie has it backward, studies show

Plain DealerOhio House committee passes Lake Erie water usage bill but plenty of …

Dayton Daily NewsOhio committee OK’s proposed Lake Erie water rules

WKSU NewsLake Erie draw bill clears committee

CleanTechnicaGreat Lakes Could be Home to Floating Wind Turbines

GLINAquatic Visitors Center offers a close look at Lake Erie science

The RepublicLake Erie water use bill moves forward despite objections from anglers …

Lake ScientistLake Erie has it backward, studies show

Plain DealerOhio House committee passes Lake Erie water usage bill but plenty of …

Dayton Daily NewsOhio committee OK’s proposed Lake Erie water rules

WKSU NewsLake Erie draw bill clears committee

CleanTechnicaGreat Lakes Could be Home to Floating Wind Turbines

GLINAquatic Visitors Center offers a close look at Lake Erie science

From April 23rd and Weekend

Chronicle-TelegramLake Erie ranks in nation’s top 50 for carcinogens dumped into water

GLINGLRI 2012 Request for Applications

WFMJFish kill reported along NE Ohio’s Rocky River

Port Clinton News HeraldFishing citations raise concerns

From April 23rd and Weekend

Plain DealerLake Erie bill needs a lot of work: Editorial

Youngstown VindicatorNew Great Lakes bill should get full hearings in Columbus

GLIN – Youngstown VindicatorEDITORIAL: New Great Lakes bill should get full hearings in Columbus

GLIN – Toledo BladeEDITORIAL: Managing lake levels

Columbus DispatchBlue-green algae worth noting on Earth Day

Columbus DispatchWatershed moment

Dayton Daily NewsState surveys rate some area lakes the best in Ohio

The Oshkosh NorthwesternState not enforcing phosphorus limits to reduce lake algae

GLINGLRI 2012 Request for Applications

GLIN – Dredging Today — Congressman supports Great Lakes harbors dredging

 

 

From April 19th and 20th

Port Clinton News HeraldAquatic Visitors Center gives tourists chance to perform interactive exhibits

Huffington PostLake Erie Water Bill To Be Considered By Ohio Legislature

Twinsburg BulletinEnvironmentalists worry the state’s water plans would hurt Lake Erie

Toledo BladeCastalia fish hatchery touts $7M upgrades
From April 17th

WKSU NewsKasich, Wachtmann reach deal on Lake Erie bill

The-News-LeaderEnvironmentalists worry state’s water plans would hurt Lake Erie

GLINShipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop aboard the R/V Lake Guardian

From April 16th

News Channel 5 ABC — Are Lake Erie water levels falling?

WKSU News – 89.7 NPRKasich, Wachtmann reach deal on Lake Erie Bill
Legislation sets limits on how much water can be pumped out of Lake Erie by industry

WKSU News – 89.7 NPRNew Lake Erie legislation still under fire

From April 16th

The Toledo Blade — Protect Erie’s tributaries

From April 13th

Toledo Blade – Groups take issue with proposed Lake Erie withdrawls

From April 12th

Green Bay Press Gazette — Chicago barrier keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes

The Morning Journal — Lorain Port scores marine patrol grant

From April 11th

FOX Toledo Online — Concerns remain about Lake Erie water use rules

Public News Service.org — Ohio’s water sentinels keep a watchful eye

Chillicothe Gazette — Ohio volunteer group studies Lake Erie shipwrecks

From April 9th

Lake Scientist – Mild winter could mean worse algal blooms
Harmful algal blooms usually occur in late summer when water is warm and the weather is calm. But this winter’s mild temperatures mean that lakes are warming up more quickly than usual. That’s bad news for water quality in the Great Lakes and especially in Lake Erie, which had huge blooms in 2011. The blooms in 2011 were the largest ever recorded and visible from space…

From April 8th

Detroit Free PressMichigan, Ohio officials to tackle Lake Erie algae threat to fish, tourism

Southwest Farm PressSackett tremors threaten EPA Clean Water regs – Bill blocks EPA from issuing more Clean Water Regs

Toledo BladeWorkshop to focus on underwater archaeology

The Morning JournalClean Marinas Program recycles plastic wrap

Earth Snapshothttp://www.eosnap.com/lakes/sediments-in-lake-erie-as-spring-begins-north-america-april-8th-2012/

From April 5th  

The News-Messenger.com$1.2 million to help farmers make changes

 Toledo BladeOfficials discuss algae problem

The BeaconOhio, Michigan, US EPA officials cooperating on Lake Erie…

Canton RepositoryNo rushing bill through this time

Bucyrus Telegraph ForumOhio, Michigan officials join forces to fight Lake Erie algae

From April 4th  

WTOL.comMild winter could mean more blue-green algae

Canton RepositoryMild winter may bring earlier bloom of Lake Erie algae

Cincinnati.comMild temps could bring earlier Lake Erie algae

Wall Street JournalConcerns remain about Lake Erie water use rules

Dayton Daily NewsNew Ohio bill on Lake Erie water use considered

Port Clinton News HeraldODNR announces fishing details

From April 3rd  

Cleveland Plain DealerGreat Lakes Compact bill doesn’t adequately protect Lake Erie or its …

Toledo BladeWithdrawal limits for Ohio lakes proposed 

Toledo BladeLake Erie is ‘on fire’

Toledo BladeFishermen get promising outlook for Lake Erie

From April 2nd 

Zanesville Times RecorderLake Erie: can toxic algae blooms be limited?

Cleveland Plain DealerFederal funding will target phosphorus runoff into river | cleveland.com

 Cleveland Plain DealerTwo local streams feed lake algae problem | cleveland.com

Fremont News MessengerFarms hold key to limiting toxic algae blooms

From March 29th

Toledo BladeBill cuts amount of lake water for withdrawal

Columbus DispatchRevised Lake Erie water-use plan criticized

Fremont News MessengerMarinas keep lake clean

From March 28th

MLive.comLake Erie algae: Space photo reveals effects of ice-free winter on Great Lakes

CBS LocalLake Levels Are … Up?

CBC.caParasite sea lamprey present in Lake Erie

Plain DealerGreat Lakes Fishery Commission leaves fish limits for Lake Erie unchanged

Columbus DispatchErie’s perch, walleye limits hold steady

Space Ref (press release)NASA MODIS Image of the Day: March 23, 2012 – Sediment in Lake Erie

From March 23rd

Plain Dealer – Toxic chemicals in the Cuyahoga is focus of environment group on World Water Day

WTAM.com – Kids march in support of clean water

Fremont News Messenger – New research helps fisheries track returns

Plain Dealer – Don’t skin your fish until you get home or you’ll break a new Ohio law

GLIN – Cleveland Plain Dealer – Rep. Marcy Kaptur says Lake Erie has more native fish than all other Great Lakes combined

From March 22nd

GLINGLRI stakeholder input Webinar – Non-governmental Organizations

PolitiFactRep. Marcy Kaptur says Lake Erie has more native fish than all other Great …

The News-Messenger.comNew research helps fisheries track returns

Windsor StarWith gobies on the menu, snake species rebounds

From March 21st

WKSU News – Another attempt to bring Ohio and the Great Lakes Compact together

Westlake | Bay Village Observer – The harmful consequences of fertilizing your yard

WHIZ – Retired IJC Member Speaks On The Great Lakes

WTAM.com – Council allows lakefront plan to move forward

From March 20th

PoliticalNews.me (press release) – Applications for Western Lake Erie Basin Water Quality Projects Due April 27

Science Codex – UC research: Tracking Lake Erie water snake in fight against invasive fish

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – Plan to restore sauger population in progress

GLIN – EPA releases new online pollutant tool 

From March 19th

Plain Dealer – Wrong Lake Erie usage bill, wrong sponsor: editorial

Sandusky Register – How Dr. Seuss and the Lorax helped Lake Erie

NewsMax.com – Ohio Struggles With Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae

Lancaster Eagle Gazette – Ohio wants farmers to help reduce Lake Erie algae

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio lawmakers trying again on Lake Erie regulations

CropLife – Ohio Agencies Establish Water Quality Recommendations

Coshocton Tribune – Grants encourage farmers to limit Lake Erie runoff

Bizjournals.com – New Lake Erie water removal regulations on the table

GLIN – Federal agencies release first interim report on Asian carp environmental DNA results interpretation

From March 14, 2012

GLIN – Pittsburgh Post Gazette - EDITORIAL: Lakes cleanup: The White House plan keeps the status quo

Victoria Times Colonist - Environmentalists alarmed after study reveals massive ice loss

From March 14, 2012

Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) - NRDC Taking Legal Steps to Protect the Great Lakes from Toxic Algal Blooms

Akron Beacon Journal - http://www.ohio.com/editorial/editorials/lake-watch-1.269974

Chicagomag.com - Great Lakes Ice Declines Precipitously

From March 13, 2012

WKYC-TV - Madison: Lake Erie erosion visible

Toledo Blade - EPA orders sludge leakage testing

LimaOhio.com - Economic engine called Lake Erie

Toledo Blade - Toledo man expects walleye run to bloom

 News Channel 5 ABC — Are Lake Erie water levels falling?

 WKSU News – 89.7 NPRKasich, Wachtmann reach deal on Lake Erie Bill
Legislation sets limits on how much water can be pumped out of Lake Erie by industry

 WKSU News – 89.7 NPRNew Lake Erie legislation still under fire

Ohio lawmakers are considering the latest version of a bill that sets limits on how much water can be drained from Lake Erie by a company before it needs a permit to do so