Photo from Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin released by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Chris Redfern have announced they will host a special meeting of the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus on August 15 to focus on algae problems plaguing the lake and, most recently, the Toledo area’s drinking water.
Gardner and Redfern are co-chairs of the Lake Erie Caucus along with Senator Capri Cafaro of Hubbard and Representative Mike Dovilla of Beres. The leaders have scheduled the forum for Friday, August 15 beginning at 10 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park in eastern Lucas County.
“We believe the discussion and work toward solving the algae crisis facing Lake Erie must be elevated to a new level,” Gardner said. “Ohioans deserve safe drinking water and a healthier Lake Erie.”
While Ohio EPA officials and others will be invited to present information at the forum, the event will be free and open to the public. Citizens will be provided an opportunity to make presentations and testify before the caucus.
“Our more important natural resource is under extreme threats,” Representative Redfern said. “We must all do what we can to protect Lake Erie.”