Join a Great Lakes-Wide Webinar Discussion on ‘Lake Erie in Crisis’ – Register Now!

With the Alliance for the Great Lakes – Tuesday, October 10th at 11 a.m. EST, 12 p.m CST

A Call-Out from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a citizens network across the Great Lakes Basin

Posted October 10th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Lake Erie is in crisis. Green slime is covering the shores of western Lake Erie, miles of algae span the lake and waters in downtown Toledo are under an official recreational public health advisory. This problem is not new, but it is preventable.

Remember, when you read the above image, that the Webinar is at 11 a.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Runoff pollution, primarily from agriculture, combined with warm temperatures causes these massive, harmful algal blooms.  After toxic algae took drinking water offline for nearly half a million people three years ago, the Governors of Ohio and Michigan and the Premier of Ontario pledged to reduce runoff. But the massive algal blooms keep coming. So we asked the simple question: what exactly is being done to clean up Lake Erie?

What is washing up along some of the shores of Lake Erie

Find out on our webinar on Tuesday, October 10th, 12 pm CST, as we release our original report, Rescuing Lake Erie: An Assessment of Progress. We’ll provide a rundown of findings, talk next steps, and leave plenty of time for questions.

The Great Lakes governors and premiers are meeting in Detroit later this month.

Millions rely on Lake Erie for drinking water and people are outraged at the state of their water, which continues to make national headlines. Elected leaders owe the public answers about their plans to reduce runoff pollution and the harmful algae it feeds.

Now’s the time to get up to speed on the Lake Erie crisis and how you can help.  I hope you can join us for the webinar. Sincerely, Molly Flanagan Vice President for Policy, Alliance for the Great Lakes.

To register for this Webinar event, click on – https://greatlakes.org/event/rescuing-lake-erie-assessment-progress/

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