Black Swamp Conservancy applying for accreditation

Black Swamp Conservancy, a northwest Ohio land trust, is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. As part of the accreditation program a public comment period…
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Capt Bob Brown Jr.'s Lake Erie Fishing Report

Capt. Kendal Parsely of Drift Away Charters and Capt. Bob Brown of Sundance Sportfishing guided their customers to this walleye catch last week.Following up a bit on last week’s article on the Lake Erie algae bloom. Here is the link to see the most recent satellite images. http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=e. Just since…
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Black Swamp Bird Observatory honors volunteers

Recently, at its annual volunteer appreciation picnic, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) presented the prestigious Shieldcastle Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to Rob Ripma of Carmel, IN. Created in honor of Mark and Julie Shieldcastle, two of the founding members of the Observatory, the Shieldcastle Award recognizes individuals who have…
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$1,264,717 in federal funds to reduce nutrient loading into Lake Erie

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have awarded a collection of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) watershed grants that could help prevent future harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The awards are part of the Great Lakes Sediment…
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Capt. Bob's fishing report: Harmful Algal Blooms

Satellite image of Lake Erie taken August 16.First of all, I want to thank all of you that have been reading my article in The Beacon this summer. Most of you that know me, know I am a native of Port Clinton and now live in Marblehead. Other than my…
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Bloom concentration has decreased

On August 20, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory issued their Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin. The bulletin states that the Microcystis cyanobacteria bloom has continued across a large part of the western basin along the Michigan and Ohio coasts.
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