Environmental Protection Agency
Lake Erie supports a $7 billion
tourism business and supplies drinking water for 11 million people.
To help protect this vital resource, the Ohio Environmental
Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) completes annual assessments of
drinking water sources in the basin and develops plans to protect
them, provides grants for drinking and wastewater system
improvements, and conducts water quality studies to identify threats
to the water resources in the area. These projects and more are just
a sample of how Ohio EPA is working to make the Great Lakes basin
and all of Ohio a cleaner place to live and visit.
Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission
on Ocean Policy - Governors' Draft
Released by the U.S. Commission
on Ocean Policy on April 20, 2004, this document presents the
Commissionís preliminary findings and recommendations for a new,
coordinated, and comprehensive national ocean policy. The initial
public comment period runs through May 21.
Southern Lake Michigan Research
On May 18 in Chicago, the IL-IN Sea Grant Program will host a
free, public symposium to showcase research being done in the
southern Lake Michigan region.
Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through
research, education and conservation. The spring issue of the
group's On Nature magazine focuses on "Who
Protects the Water?"
New Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock
joins Great Lakes fleet
Pennants were raised
during an April
30 ceremony to commission the new U.S. Coast Guard cutter
Hollyhock in Port Huron, Mich., its homeport. More