Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Plastics in Lake Erie

Elizabeth Miller, an environmental reporter at Ideastream, will lead a panel discussion on the problem of plastic in Lake Erie.  Panelists include: Jill Bartolotta, extension educator, Ohio Sea Grant College Program  Crystal M. C. Davis, policy director, Alliance for the Great Lakes  Erin D. Huber, executive director and founder, Drink Local. Drink Tap. See more…

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Keep it Great: The State of Lake Erie

The symposium will explore the status and future of Lake Erie, focusing on such issues as algal blooms, pollution and water quality issues, invasive species, climate change effects and conservation efforts, including the restoration of Mentor Marsh and the comeback of the Lake Erie water snake. Panelists: • Laura Johnson, Director of the National Center…

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Lake Erie paddlers form Ohio Surfrider chapter

They did it! Lake Erie stand-up paddlers and surfers have created a Northern Ohio chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, to help clean up Ohio rivers and lakes. See the full story on cleveland.com. See the Facebook page here, and find out about the Oct. 17 meeting. Paddlers want to form Surfrider Foundation Cleveland chapter  …

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Great Lakes projects awarded $6.6 million

Sustain Our Great Lakes partners on Monday awarded $6.6 million to 25 ecological restoration projects in the Great Lakes basin. In addition, grant winners will contribute $8.2 million for the projects. Northeast Ohio received two awards: Restoring Wetland Habitat in the West Basin of Mentor Marsh Grantee: Cleveland Museum of Natural History Award: $120,778  Goal:…

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Crooked River Day

Celebrate and protect the Cuyahoga River on the annual River Day, with fun festivities, peaceful paddling, and lots to do along the river, up in its tributaries and along Lake Erie. Clear trash, plant native species, remove invasive plants, and learn history and natural science. Canoe, kayak, bike, hike, watch wildlife or simply enjoy the…

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Black River Clean-Up

Clean up Lorain’s Black River with the LoCo ‘Yaks, short for Lorain County Kayak and Paddlesports Group. The Yaks promote fun, safe, and eco-friendly open-water kayak instruction and educational adventures for all ages and abilities, while supporting the maintenance and preservation of natural waterways. Last year, 320 volunteers collected 20,500 pounds of trash, 254 tires…

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Meet Lake Erie artist, activist, community project manager Allison Lukacsy-Love: Erie Interviews

Meet Allison Lukacsy-Love: artist, community projects manager for the city of Euclid and member of Cleveland’s first Young Professionals Council of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Originally from New Jersey, Lukacsy-Love grew up wanting to live near the water. She moved to Cleveland in 2011 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University to work for…

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