February 5, 2020 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission Releases 2020 Draft Plan to Protect Lake Erie
Sandusky -- The Ohio Lake Erie Commission released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2016, reflects actions that the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies will take over the next several years to protect, preserve, and restore our Great Lake. The State’s actions complement federal and local partners’ initiatives in the Lake Erie basin and across the region.
January 28, 2020 — Ohio Releases Updated Domestic Action Plan Draft
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released an updated draft of the Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
December 4, 2019 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. at ODNR Headquarters at 2045 Morse Road, Columbus Ohio, Assembly West Conference Room, Building E. Parking is available at the meeting location.
September 18, 2019 — Judges Choose Favorite Photos in ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Eleven diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the favorites in the 2019 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Photographers were recognized by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at its Sept. 18 meeting at the Black River Landing in Lorain.
September 4, 2019 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Meeting in Lorain
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain.
August 13, 2019 — Local Watershed Planning Underway to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Sandusky and Maumee watersheds are beginning to hold meetings for local watershed planning efforts in northwest Ohio, and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is encouraging residents, community organizations, and other interested parties to participate. These local districts applied for and received Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding for reducing nutrients that cause harmful algae blooms in local streams, rivers, and Lake Erie.
August 12, 2019 — Meeting Set for Ashtabula River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment for fish tumors and other deformities within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern.
June 17, 2019 — Akron, Ohio State Researchers Awarded Lake Erie Protection Grants to Study Algae and Nutrient Reduction
(CLEVELAND) – The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two grants totaling nearly $100,000 to fund research into nutrient reduction and algae impacts on Lake Erie. Funding for the awards comes from donations and proceeds from the sale of Lake Erie Ohio license plates.
May 30, 2019 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting in Cleveland
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Port of Cleveland Conference Center meeting room, 1100 West 9th St.
May 17, 2019 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission Meeting to Review Grant Applications
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission Grants Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. to review current Lake Erie Protection Fund grant cycle applications. The meeting will be held at The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, 352 West Dodridge St., Columbus.
March 29, 2019 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for 2019 “Life on Lake Erie” Photo Contest
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is seeking submissions for its 27th annual “Life on Lake Erie” photo contest, which invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite photos of Lake Erie and surrounding landscapes.
March 1, 2019 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting at National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street, Toledo.
December 4, 2018 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio EPA in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Ohio EPA Central Office, 50 West Town St. Suite 700, Columbus.
October 9, 2018 — Two Ohio Universities to Receive Grants to Study Dredged Material Ag Uses
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants of $50,000 each, which are geared toward the beneficial use of dredged material.
September 11, 2018 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Meeting at Camp Perry in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Camp Perry, Building 600, 1000 Lawrence Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452.
July 24, 2018 — Last Chance to Enter This Year’s Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest!
Bowling Green, OH – The deadline for the 26th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The 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. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
April 12, 2018 — Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Spring Meeting at the Ohio EPA Northwest Office in Bowling Green
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio EPA Northwest District Office at 347 N. Dunbridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402.
April 2, 2018 — 2017 Western Lake Erie Monitoring Study Shows High Phosphorous Levels
The Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary, released today, again shows high levels of phosphorous headed to Lake Erie. Exacerbated by wet weather, the total phosphorus load in the Maumee River was elevated to more than twice the required reduction targets (40 percent by 2025) identified in the Binational Water Quality Agreement.