American Rivers released a 2018 report to help protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region. It is a valuable tool for conservationists, community activists, and others working on drinking water issues across the region. “Protecting Drinking Water in the Great Lakes: a Primer on Existing State Policies and Using the Safe Drinking Water Act” was produced by American Rivers in partnership with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. The report reviews Great Lakes’ state policies relative to the Safe Drinking Water Act – with a focus on Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The report is available here.
A Lake Erie Foundation team of ten advocated for Lake Erie in Washington DC for Great Lakes days on March 7 & 8. Updates and info will soon be posted on the Lake Erie Foundation facebook page.
Cleveland.com reports that Ohio, Army Corps settle lawsuit over dredging of Cleveland Harbor.
Cleveland.com Editorial: Massive Great Lakes cuts in Trump budget cannot stand.
Lake Erie Bulletins provide forecasts of harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the cyanobacteria Microcystis in Lake Erie and are only provided during an active bloom. During a bloom, the bulletin is normally sent twice weekly on Monday and Thursday, unless weather and bloom conditions warrant distribution on other days. See Year End Summary – Algal Blooms, 2017 which compares the most recent bloom’s size and extent to Microcystis blooms of previous years.
The Toledo Blade: Featuring the Lake Erie Foundation.