Saving Lake Erie
On Monday, December 3, The Ohio Controlling Board approved payments of $9.9 million from the Healthy Lake Erie Fund to Lucas, Lorain and Ashtabula Counties. Monies from the fund work to end open-lake dumping of dredge materials by 2020. $4 million will go directly to constructing a Black River dredge facility in Lorain, to preserve the health of the Black River and Lake Erie. Open-lake dredge material dumping has major environmental impacts on our water, and this initiative is another step to reverse the harmful effects.
Thursdays with Ferner
Former Toledo council member, mayoral candidate, activist and coordinator for Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, Mike Ferner is the next speaker for the First Thursday Luncheon Series, a monthly gathering spotlighting local issues. Ferner will present “The Third Battle for Lake Erie: Current Efforts to Protect the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Communities that Depend on it.” $15 cash or check at door. Noon-1:15pm Thursday, January 3. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St. RSVP. 419-344-1295. Learn more about this cause at advocatesforacleanlakeerie.org.