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Announcement: Executive Director Assistant:

The Lake Erie Foundation seeks a responsible Assistant to perform a variety of administrative, computer and clerical tasks. Duties to include, but not limited to: Providing support to Executive Director, Employees and Board Members. Managing general administrative activities for the Foundation. This requires an average of fifteen to twenty hours per week. Some hours may be remotely performed. For more information see Administrative Assistant – Job Description

Applicants must submit a current resume. First interview will be via phone.Please email attached application Administrative Assistant – Application along with resume to:



Toledo Blade Article: (03-16-18) Biologists Eye Two Algae Toxins in Sandusky Bay

Toledo Blade Editorial: (03-14-18) Lake Erie Rescue Plan Needs Teeth

Toledo Blade Article: (03-07-18) Federal plan calls for phosphorus reductions to improve Lake Erie water

American Rivers has released a new report to help protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region. It is a valuable tool for conservationists, community activists, and others working on drinking water issues across the region.  Protecting Drinking Water in the Great Lakes: a Primer on Existing State Policies and Using the Safe Drinking Water Act was produced by American Rivers in partnership with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. The report reviews Great Lakes’ state policies relative to the Safe Drinking Water Act – with a focus on Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The report is available here.

The Toledo Blade: (03-06-18) Judge to hear arguments in Clean Lake Erie lawsuit

The Lake Erie Foundation will be at the Catawba Island Boat Show April 27 – 29. Please email if you can help man the booth.

A Lake Erie Foundation team of ten advocated for Lake Erie in Washington DC for Great Lakes days on March 7 & 8. Updates and info will soon be posted on the Lake Erie Foundation facebook page. reports that Ohio, Army Corps settle lawsuit over dredging of Cleveland Harbor. Editorial:  Massive Great Lakes cuts in Trump budget cannot stand.

Lake Erie Bulletins provide forecasts of harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the cyanobacteria Microcystis in Lake Erie and are only provided during an active bloom. During a bloom, the bulletin is normally sent twice weekly on Monday and Thursday, unless weather and bloom conditions warrant distribution on other days. See Year End Summary – Algal Blooms, 2017 which compares the most recent bloom’s size and extent to Microcystis blooms of previous years.  Click here to subscribe to the bulletin.  Visit NOAA’s Lake Erie HAB Forecast page for more information.

Toledo Blade Article: New Iron Plant in East Toledo.

Toledo Blade Ariticle: Featuring the Lake Erie Foundation.

USEPA has reversed its previous decision to allow Ohio not to asses Ohio’s open Lake Erie’s waters regarding impairment.

Ohio has until April 18, 2018 to submit data on Lake Erie open Lake Erie waters that will or will not require Ohio to declare these waters impaired under the Clean Water Act. Recent reports from USEPA have showed that Ohio’s approach to reducing Lake Erie harmful algae is not enough. Here is a Toledo Blade article and editorial.  The Lake Erie Foundation has long taken a position that Ohio needs to follow the Clean Water Act and declare the western Lake Erie waters impaired. The letter from USEPA to Ohio EPA is attached.