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Lake Erie Calendar

  • Nov. 29 State of Lake Erie Comments Webinar 6:30 pm Register here
  • Dec. 15 Lake Erie Waterkeeper Holiday Dinner & Gathering at 6 pm Pearson Park Macomber Lodge Reservations Here Also Holiday Music with Dick McCarthy Erie Island SInger

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Maumee Lake Erie TMDL - Ohio EPA


Watching For:

  • Summer 2022 Lake Erie Waterkeeper Newsletter
  • Pass Resolutions asking Ohio and the US to classify Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation manure as a solid waste and banning additional new and expanding CAFO's in an impaired watershed.
  • Settlement of Clean Water Act Law Suit to reduce nutrients(excess nitrogen and phosphorus) causing Harmful Algae
  • Increases in manure in the Maumee/Western Lake Erie Watershed that continues to get bombarded with more and more Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations that land apply more manure than the sewage of all Ohioans.
  • Continuing progress to reduce commercial phosphorus fertilizer in the Maumee/Western Lake Erie Watershed by family farms - about a 40% reduction and growing)
  • Progress on Erie Marsh protection - Lake Erie's silent gem
  • Thank federal and State of Ohio officials for funding and helping with sturgeon assessment for reestablishment in the Cuyahoga River
  • Watch for Judge Carr's settlement announcement on the Lake Erie Total Maximum Daily Load( a pollution diet) coming out soon
  • Thank local officials who are supporting the Lake Erie Executive Order supporting local government's need for phosphorus reductions to reduce costs in water treatment plant operations

Report problems

  • Report Algae, Illness, Sick Animals, Dead Fish etc.
    1-800-282-9378 or (614) 224-0946.
  • If you see discolored water in a ditch, take a picture, note time, date and location(best you can give).  Text/call Sandy at 419-367-1691
  • If a visual take a picture, email information to HABmailbox@epa.ohio and copy to

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