Gardner wins amendment to fight open lake dumping

The Ohio Senate Wednesday approved an amendment sponsored by Senator Randy Gardner that strives to end open lake dumping of dredged materials in Lake Erie. The Gardner amendment reappropriates approximately $1.6 million of existing state funds toward conservation practices in the counties of the Western Lake Erie Basin and specifically…
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Big wind, no water

Saturday, the wind was blowing steady 25 out of the Southwest, which blew Lake Erie water out of the Western Basin and forced a temporary shutdown of the Miller Boat Line on Halloween Weekend at The Bay. This photo from Steve Krisfalusy who lives at Harbor Island show one of…
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Healing Lake Erie with in-stream sediment collectors

One of the major problems for Lake Erie is the runoff that happens when there is a heavy rain. The soil runs off the fields and yards, into the streams and rivers, and out to the lake, carrying with it soil and nutrients, some of which also contribute to algae…
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Black Swamp Bird Observatory celebrates 20th anniversary

Guest speaker Joe Duff of Operation Migration draws a raffle winner for Kim Kaufman of BSBO. On Saturday evening at the Catawba Island Club, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) celebrated 20 years of bird conservation. The evening honored BSBO, its volunteers and featured keynote speaker Joe Duff, co-founder and CEO…
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East Harbor Halloween Campout

This weekend, Oct. 11 and 12, East Harbor State Park is hosting its annual Halloween Campout. East Harbor’s Halloween Campout is the biggest Halloween celebration in all of the state parks in Ohio. Almost all of the 574 campsites are full and some of the campsites have been booked six…
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