Posts Tagged ‘harmful algal blooms’

Toledoans push for Lake Erie Bill of Rights

Think Lake Erie should have its own inalienable rights? A group called Toledoans for Safe Water thinks so, and they’re asking fellow residents to vote for a Lake Erie Bill of Rights in February. Check out the issue and what the city charter amendment would do, at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Water stars in CAN Triennial artwork

Lake Erie matters in the terroir of Cleveland. The French word refers to wine, the natural environment grapes grow in, including soil, geography and climate. Michael Gill, the executive director of Cleveland’s Collective Arts Network (CAN), thinks the word also makes sense for artists. Which is why water emerged as a theme in the first-ever…

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Ohio legislators propose $100 million bond issue to clean up Lake Erie

Bipartisan Ohio legislators want a $100 million annual statewide bond issue to clean up Lake Erie and reduce harmful algal blooms that plague the lake each summer. Republicans Steve Arndt, a state representative from Port Clinton, and Randy Gardner, the Senate majority leader from Bowling Green, introduced the Clean Lake 2020 Plan in March. Democratic…

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What boaters worry about on Lake Erie

They came from yacht clubs and marinas all along Ohio’s north coast, to voice their concerns about Lake Erie. They worry about harmful algal blooms, invasive species, dredging, erosion, the dead zone in the central basin. They want Norfolk Southern railroad to raise the bridge over the Cuyahoga River more quickly, and renters of kayaks…

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