Lake Erie

A bright green film covers the water's surface. Two water fowl swim through, creating wakes.

Lake Erie: From Green to Clean

As the summer Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) season loads up, we’re keeping our eye on the Lake Erie blooms and can answer your most pressing questions. From the causes to … Read more

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Taking Stock of the Algal Soup

I’ve been sailing on Lake Erie for over twenty years, which incidentally coincides with the reemergence of toxic algal blooms. I’ve seen algal blooms large and small, of varying degrees … Read more

What’s on the Horizon for the Great Lakes in 2018?

The Great Lakes region: vast, iconic, and awe-inspiring. From the largest inland freshwater seas in the world filled with fish, lined with isolated islands and rock cliffs where eagles perch … Read more

When Our Water Turns Green

It wasn’t Chicago, and it wasn’t St. Patrick’s Day. In mid-September 2017, Toledo’s Maumee River turned a bright green, matching the western Lake Erie it empties out to, carrying the … Read more

Agencies Falling Short in Efforts to Curb Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae

In recent weeks, the harmful algal bloom in the Western Basin of Lake Erie covered more than 700 square miles.  Images of a green-fouled Maumee River, Maumee Bay and Lake … Read more

Three Years Since the Toledo Drinking Water Crisis

August 2, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary since residents of Toledo awoke unable to drink their water due to toxins from a harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The harmful … Read more

Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens Wildlife and Shuts Down Drinking Water to Toledo

Early Saturday morning I was abruptly woken up by a neighbor knocking on the door. He actually then opened a window, saying “Don’t drink the water! Don’t let the kids … Read more

Heavy Rains, Runoff, Toxic to Wildlife

Lake Erie is experiencing a one-two punch of heavy rains and excess farm runoff that influences the magnitude of algae toxic to wildlife and humans. In a recent report: Taken … Read more

Water Samples Positive for Asian Carp Environmental DNA in Lake Erie

State and federal officials have announced that six water samples from Lake Erie have tested positive for Asian carp environmental DNA (eDNA). The samples were among over 400 samples taken … Read more

Ohio’s Steelhead and Walleye Left At Risk

Today, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill (press release) that fails to protect Lake Erie’s rivers and impairs our rights as hunters and anglers and the public’s use of … Read more

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