Lake Erie

A view of Downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River as pictured from a downtown high-rise building.

Cleveland Launches New Master Plan to Connect Downtown to Lake Erie

Dual, cooperating studies are underway in Cleveland to reimagine the connections between the city's downtown and lakefront.

September 27, 2022 -

Maumee River, Ohio

Lake Erie Granted Legal Rights by Voters

Toledo, Ohio held a special election for voters to decide on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.

February 27, 2019 - Toledo Blade

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Voters to Decide the Legal Status of Lake Erie

Voters in Toledo, Ohio could grant personhood status to the polluted and abused Lake Erie.

February 22, 2019 - The Guardian

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Lake Erie Town Hopes Waterfront Trail Will 'Put it on the Map'

According to Next City, "Euclid is doing what many Great Lakes cities thought would never be possible."

August 13, 2018 - The Plain Dealer


Offshore Wind Lands on Lake Erie

By 2019, a multi-million dollar project developed by a former "big energy" guy might make Cleveland the new U.S. leader in renewable energy.

November 17, 2017 - Next City

Maumee River

Lake Erie Algae Bloom Growing Again

The algae bloom in Lake Erie has spread to cover much of the edge of Lake Eerie near Toledo, but toxins remain low where local communities draw drinking water supply.

October 4, 2017 - The New York Times

Checking in on Lake Erie's $3 Billion 'Project Clean Lake'

A rainwater retention facility in Cleveland represents a small step forward with a controversial 25-year, $3 billion plan to clean Lake Erie.

October 30, 2014 -

Great Lakes Leaders Call for Drinking Water Protections

In light of August's drinking water catastrophe in Toledo, Ohio, Great Lakes mayors gathered this week to call for policy action to protect water resources round the Great Lakes.

September 25, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

International Effort Needed to Prevent Recurrence of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

On Monday, August 4, half a million people in the Toledo, Ohio metro region could once again drink from their water taps after a weekend without safe drinking water due to a toxin resulting from an algal bloom in the city's water supply, Lake Erie.

August 7, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Lake Erie Is Dying (Again)

Deadly algae and invasive species are choking the life out of Lake Erie. It recovered from near-death 40 years ago, but the regulations that helped save it last time are under increasing attack.

September 1, 2011 - OnEarth

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