Did you know...? You can make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Lake Erie Protection Fund online via PayPal, by check, or through purchase of a Lake Erie license plate.
Your donation to the Lake Erie Protection Fund protects and restores Ohio's Great Lake by supporting important research and on-the-ground grant projects. More than $12 million has been distributed to over 365 projects since 1993.
Projects have focused on an array of issues critical to the effective management of Lake Erie: including, water quality protection, fisheries management, wetlands restoration, watershed planning, invasive species, algae bloom research, Lake Erie ecological shifts, and environmental measurements.
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Ohio Lake Erie Commission Now Seeking Submissions for the
2015 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest
Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on film – or digitally – can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) 2015 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.
We encourage photographers to submit their favorite winter photos of Lake Erie. This may include icescapes, ice fishing, thawing, or activities that took place during Lake Erie’s frozen months. We continue to encourage entries depicting Lake Erie scenescapes, people, and wildlife taken throughout the year.
The Life on Lake Erie photo contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie. Photographs taken between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015 in and around the Lake Erie watershed can be submitted to the OLEC through July 31, 2015.
Winning photographs will be displayed at various events and through OLEC social media. The photographs may also be used in Commission publications to promote Lake Erie.
Click the link to download the 2015 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest form
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The Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Next Quarterly Meeting at the National Museum of the Great Lakes
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold their next quarterly meeting in September at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo. The meeting date is being finalized. Please check back for more details.