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 focus on critical issues facing Lake Erie, including: water quality protection, fisheries management, wetlands restoration, watershed planning, invasive species, algal bloom research, Lake Erie ecological shifts, and environmental measurements.

Now accepting online donations through PayPal!

Click the PayPal Donate button to support the Lake Erie Protection Fund. No PayPal account needed.


Or mail your check payable to "Lake Erie Protection Fund" to the Commission office:

Ohio Lake Erie Commission, PO Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216.

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Please visit our Grants Information page for more on our Lake Erie Protection Fund projects.

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission administers the Lake Erie Protection Fund. The Fund is supported through tax-deductible donations and purchase of a Lake Erie license plate displaying the Marblehead Lighthouse or the Lake Erie life preserver.