A Present to Lake Erie

A Present to Lake Erie

Decision makers around the Great Lakes made a promise to Lake Erie last week–just in time for summer and toxic algae season.  Leaders from Michigan, Ohio and Ontario signed an agreement to reduce pollution significantly over the next 10 years.

Last August, nearly half a million Toledo area residents couldn’t drink or even use their water because of a toxic algae bloom.

On behalf of Lake Erie we say Thanks to the Governors and Premier for agreeing to collaborate and commit to help Lake Erie.

Fortunately, collaborating has already begun.  Environmental, conservation, governmental and farm groups in the US and Canada are already meeting and working together to identify a range of solutions to tackle this complex issue.

Of course, YOU too can help get the best solutions in place.  If you care about Lake Erie and want to be on our Lake Erie Alive email list, please sign-up here on our sister organization site, Freshwater Future.  We’ll keep you posted about progress and actions you can take that will not only benefit Lake Erie but all our Great Lakes.

Summer days lie ahead and we hope you get a chance to swim, fish, boat and play in the waters that make our Great Lakes region a GREAT place to live, work, and have fun.