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Volunteers Needed

  • Email if you would like to volunteer at tabling events when things get back to normal.
    To help with Facebook and other social media.  Call or text Sandy at 419-367-1691.
    Share Lake Erie pictures to put on website and facebook.
    Email when you see algae - share where the algae is and other observations.


November 12 Lake Erie Waterkeeper Virtual Meeting at 7 pm, Monitoring for algae in Maumee Bay and Lake Erie 2020, Tom Bridgeman, Univ. of Toledo

Zoom Link Call in 312-626-6799 Id 827 9690 1353 Passcode 864857

Lake Erie Maumee Nutrient Assessment

Honoring Dave Spangler, Lake Erie Waterkeeper President 2010 - 2019

We lost a friend and great Lake Erie and Great Lakes Advocate October 21, 2020.

We lost a friend and great Lake Erie and Great Lakes Advocate October 21, 2020. Dave was a close friend of mine and advisor and did so much for Lake Erie Waterkeeper as it's president. He was kind and caring. Board members will remember Dave's making fish for our dinners, and folks attending waterkeeper meetings learned so much about fishing, Asian Carp, algae and much more. But more than anything was his passion for being an incredible Lake Erie advocate. Sandy Bihn
Dave's Obituary

To honor Dave Spangler please nominate Dave for the Great Lakes Hero Award - Copy the below and send or make your own statement and send to:

I wish to nominate Dave Spangler for the Great Lakes Hero Award. Dave dedicated his life to helping the Great Lakes with a focus on Lake Erie. Dave was a strong advocate for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and a tireless promoter of barriers to keep Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes. Dave was vice president of the Lake Erie Charter Boar Association and past president of Lake Erie Waterkeeper for ten years. He served on numerous boards and committees. Dave was a weekly Lake Erie water tester for Ohio EPA and helped to host the annual Lake Erie elected official fishing event. Dave collaborated with Ohio Sea Grant, Healing Our Waters, Lake Erie Shores and Islands and many others on behalf of sustaining the fishery and waters of the Great Lakes and Lake Erie. Dave’s work has been quoted in many national and local publications. Dave devoted much of his life to help Lake Erie and the Great Lakes and is truly a Great Lakes Hero. In addition to his work in the Great Lakes, Dave Spangler was the recipient of the purple heart for his service in Viet Nam.

Please nominate Dave for this Great Lakes Hero Award by emailing: and forward to others to do the same.

Please note that there is a more formal nomination which will be done, but hoping that if there are a lot of supporters for Dave along with the formal nomination, Dave will be the recipient of the award.

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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