Alert system set up for algae blooms

[29th, Apr 2014] An alert system is being set up to notify people when a harmful algae bloom is spotted in Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay. Two of these blooms, known as HABs, were found in the bay in early August. One bloom was discovered near Perry’s Landing and the other was spotted near the head of the bay along the eastern edge of Presque Isle State Park… Continue reading Alert system set up for algae blooms

Pushing to expand the ban on a lawn care ingredient

[29th, Apr 2014] Algal blooms continue to plague Lake Erie. Farms and wastewater have gotten a lot of attention for contributing nutrients that create these harmful blooms. More recently, the spotlight has focused on lawn care. I know it’s tempting to make your lawn look as good as possible by using mowers from reelrollers.com and various chemical sprays, but at what cost? Grass fertilizers can also contain phosphorus that winds up in… Continue reading Pushing to expand the ban on a lawn care ingredient