Restoring wetlands step in Lake Erie plan The Columbus Dispatch (5/6) A project restoring 2,500 acres into wetlands along western Lake Erie is a small but important step toward creating a new home for wildlife and cleaning water runoff from farm fields that feeds harmful algae, conservation organizations say.
Be a part of historic Lake Erie battle, 200 years later The Beacon (4/25) Attention history buffs, those who love tall ships or a good battle re-enactment: From Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 the celebration and re-enactment of the historic battle of Lake Erie will take place near Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
COMMENTARY: Harmful algae blooms plague Lake Erie again National Geographic (4/24) While the recurrence of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie may stir painful memories of the 1960-70s when Lake Erie was declared dead, don't lose hope. There are many programs working to improve conditions.
COMMENTARY: Time to speak out on invasive-species plans The Toledo Blade (2/26) A recent study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes an in-depth look at four potential flash points here in Ohio that Asian carp or other invasive species could use to breech the now frighteningly porous natural barrier that has separated the two water systems for millennia.
General Resources Ohio Great Lakes Commission Since 1955, Ohio has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.
Ohio Governor Profile Council of Great Lakes Governors Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.
Ohio Sea Grant College Program Uses research, education, and outreach efforts to enhance use and improve management of this nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.
State of Ohio Government A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Ohio's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.
Economy Ohio Economic Profile Northeast-Midwest Institute The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending, demographics and more.
Environment Cuyahoga River (OH) American Heritage Rivers The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.
Lake Erie Coastal Resources Inventory Ohio Coastal Management Program This web site is one element of Ohio's effort to increase our capabilities in applying geographically referenced information to support planning, environmental assessment and decision making about Lake Erie and its coastal region.
Ohio Coastal Management Program Ohio Department of Natural Resources Designated in 1997, the OCMP integrates management of Ohio's Lake Erie coastal resources, controls activities that affect them, and fosters their sustainable use for the benefit of all citizens of the state. Learn about the OCMP's latest initiatives, including the Kelleys Island Underwater Preserve planning team.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The Ohio EPA is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service, and public involvement
to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans.
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Established in 1990 to help preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, protect the quality of waters and ecosystems, and promote economic development of the region.
Stone Laboratory at Gibraltar Island Ohio State University Sea Grant Located on Lake Erie’s Gibraltar Island, the Lab provides summer college courses, science workshops, and a year-round research facility.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.