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Ohio EPA, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association Partner to Monitor Lake Erie
COLUMBUS — On Monday, July 23, Ohio EPA and the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association will hold a news conference and boat outing to highlight two new programs to monitor Lake Erie water quality in the Western Basin, where intensifying harmful algal blooms present risks to public health and Ohio's economy.
Please RSVP at the contact number above if you want to go out on a boat to view the sampling. Space on the boats is limited; RSVPs will allow planners to arrange enough boats to accommodate those attending
The data collected will enhance the state's ability to address nutrient loading to the lake from tributary streams. Ohio EPA is working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Department of Agriculture on Western Basin nutrient issues, in conjunction with the Ohio Sea Grant Program/Ohio State University Stone Laboratory and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission.
Details will be presented during an on-shore news conference featuring Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally and a spokesman from the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, in addition to other state officials. Following the news conference, the group will board boats to observe and learn more about the water sampling process.
WHAT: Ohio's Lake Erie water quality monitoring programs:
- Ohio EPA's nearshore monitoring network
- Ohio EPA/Lake Erie Charter Boat Assn. sampling initiative
- Other state water quality initiatives
WHERE: Meinke Marina West, 10955 Corduroy Road, Curtis. Meet near the marina office off Anchor Road (follow the sign at Corduroy and Anchor roads).
WHEN: Monday, July 23, 11 a.m.
WHO: Ohio EPA, the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association and other state and local partners.