Great Lakes Citizens Alliance calling on Ontario Premier, Michigan/Ohio Governors to take action on Toxic Algae in Lake Erie

Keep our water safe

An Action Alert from the Alliance for the Great Lakes

Posted September 29th,  2017 on Niagara At Large

The images are striking.

Right now, green slime is covering the shores of western Lake Erie. The harmful algal bloom plaguing Toledo and the western basin of the lake is avoidable ― but we need to act now.

Three years ago, the Governors of Ohio and Michigan and the Premier of Ontario pledged action to cut back runoff pollution that feeds the toxic algae. But progress has been painfully slow.

The governors and premier are meeting in Detroit next month, and we need your help to get Lake Erie to the top of their agenda. Leading up to the meeting, we’ll be delivering thousands of petition signatures calling for urgent action to clean up the lake.  Add your name today.

With thousands already signed on, and hundreds of thousands of residents outraged at the state of their water ― now is the time to raise your voice for clean water.

Sincerely, Molly Flanagan Vice President for Policy, Alliance for the Great Lakes

P.S. On Tuesday, October 10th, we’ll be releasing our analysis of what’s being done to address Lake Erie’s algae problem. I hope you can join us for Rescuing Lake Erie: An Assessment of Progress, a lunchtime webinar on October 10  at 12pm CT ― we’ll provide a rundown, talk next steps and leave plenty of time for questions.

About the Alliance for the Great Lakes – The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. We involve tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all.

Our staff are headquartered in Chicago, with field offices in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Muskegon (Mich.), and Milwaukee. Our Board of Directors represent a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region.

For more information on the Alliance for the Great Lakes, click on its website athttps://greatlakes.org/ .

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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