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Summer on the Lake

25-05-2015 Hits:52

Summer on the Lake

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No rain on the parade in 35 years

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No rain on the parade in 35 years

On Saturday, May 23, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Grande Parade was held on the streets of downtown Port Clinton during the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival. “In the 35 years...

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Area Memorial Day events

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Area Memorial Day events

Port Clinton A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Port Clinton Yacht Club at 9 a.m. to honor those who served our country and perished at sea. A Memorial Day...

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Kaptur elected to serve as Co-Chair of Great Lakes Task Force

Members of the Great Lakes Congressional delegation voted to elect Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) to serve as Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force (GLTF). She joins fellow Co-Chairs Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Candice Miller (R-MI) and Sean Duffy (R-WI).  The GLTF is a bipartisan working group focusing on issues impacting the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes region.

“The Great Lakes are an ecological treasure and a major economic driver for our region,” said Rep. Kaptur. “This unparalleled resource regularly faces environmental threats such as algal blooms and Asian carp as well as long-term concerns that include aging infrastructure, upgrading industrial manufacturing capacity and expanding tourism. I am eager to advance big ideas that will safeguard this resource, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and fellow Co-Chairs to improve and promote our irreplaceable Great Lakes region.”

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New effort to fight toxic algae

The chief sponsor has confirmed that Senate Bill 1 will include a new effort to fight toxic algae and support clean drinking water.

Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green), sponsor of the bill, has called for establishing a new Office of Harmful Algae Management and Response in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The office will work with local governments and water treatment plants to coordinate Lake Erie support with other state agencies and departments.

In addition to the new focused effort, Gardner also said the legislation contains updated provisions to support agriculture’s role in working to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie and other inland lakes, summarizing the bill as a way to both “heal the lake and help the farm.”

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$19 million in federal funds to improve western Lake Erie basin water quality

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced more than $19 million in new federal funds to improve water quality in Western Lake Erie Basin today. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – which Brown helped establish in the 2014 Farm Bill. Ohio conservation projects will be awarded more than $27 million under this program.

“These Federal resources will help reduce harmful algal blooms and ensure the safety of Ohio’s drinking water and the strength of our economy,” Brown said. “But these federal funds are just the beginning, we need to utilize every available resource and innovation to reduce runoff, preserve the local environment, and protect our water supply.”

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