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Economic Benefits of Reducing Harmful Algae Presentation
Aug
14
11:30 AM11:30

Economic Benefits of Reducing Harmful Algae Presentation

  • University of Toledo Lake Erie Center (map)
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REGION-WIDE ECONOMIC BENEFITS IN THE LAKE ERIE REGION EXPECTED IF PHOSPHORUS/HARMFUL ALGAE REDUCTIONS ARE ACHIEVED

Benefits to: beach-goers and recreational anglers, property owners, and water treatment plants

Where: University of Toledo Lake Erie Center 6200 Bayshore Rd. Oregon, Ohio 43616

When: August 14 at 11:30 am. A webinar will follow the press conference and presentation at 12:30. Register for the webinar here:

Who: Key-Log Economics and representatives from Lucas County, City of Toledo, City of Oregon, and Lake Erie Waterkeeper.

TOLEDO, OHIO, AUGUST 14, 2019 – A presentation of the economic study funded by the City of Toledo, Lucas County and the City of Oregon, Lake Erie Ecosystem Services Assessment: Economic Benefits from Phosphorus Reductions, by Key Log Economics will be presented at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. The study sheds light on economic benefits (and avoided costs) associated with phosphorus/algae reductions. “Knowing economic costs of the harmful algal blooms will help government to understand the need to speed up management and policies to reduce the blooms” said Lucas County Commissioner Tina Wozniak Skeldon. The study uses the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) target 40% reduction and other levels of phosphorus reductions to assess potential economic benefits associated with reducing harmful algae. Specifically:

  • Achieving the GLWQA 40% phosphorus reduction goal would result $117.0 to $436.9 million for Lake Erie’s recreational anglers.

  • A 20% reduction in spring soluble reactive phosphorus loads from the Maumee River would result in an annual benefit to Lake Erie’s recreational anglers of $44.4 to $154.7 million.

  • A 30% reduction in the number of water quality advisories and beach closure days for Lake Erie’s beaches would result in benefits ranging from $37.7 to $42.5 million.

  • A 20% reduction in the number of water quality advisories and beach closure days would result in benefits ranging from $24.8 to $27.7 million.

  • Potential annual reductions in the incremental operating costs associated with the treatment and monitoring of algae of up to $2.6 million a year for water treatment plants sourcing water from Lake Erie.

  • Avoidance of property value losses ranging from $685.9 million to $1.1 billion for households next to and near the lake, respectively, if drinking water standards for microcystin are met.

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2019 Ohio State Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Championships
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Ohio State Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Championships

  • 800 N St Clair Street Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077 (map)
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You are invited to participate in the 2019 Ohio State Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Championships being held on July 27th, 2019 on the Grand River at Lake Metroparks: Grand River Landing 800 N St Clair Street, Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077. It is a looped flat water course that begins and ends at Grand River Landing. There is plenty of water and no shallow areas, due to lake Erie's high water level, so kayaks with rudders will have no problems.

New for this year's race we are part of NALU's Lake Erie Series Paddleboard race schedule. You can visit nalusup.com/the-erie-series for more info. The Ohio Dept. of Natural resources Div. of Watercraft and the Lake county Sheriffs Dept. will monitor boat traffic and assure a safe race course.

Please see the race flyer for schedule of the days races. You can call or email me with any questions.

See you on the river!

Joe Krizman 
Ohio Div. U.S.C.A Race Director

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/Ohio-State-Canoe-and-Kayak-Championship-483291188444127/

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Earth Day Happy Hour at Duck Island Club
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Earth Day Happy Hour at Duck Island Club

Get your Earth Day on with an Earth Day Happy Hour we're hosting at the Duck Island Club. We'll have Earth Day and Cuyahoga River trivia, music from 1970, a special cocktail named after the 2nd Annual Blazing Paddles Paddleboard, Kayak & Canoe Paddlefest (happening exactly two months later on June 22) and we'll have a big announcement on Share the River becoming an organizational advocate for fishable, swimmable, drinkable and playable water! But at its most basic, all we wanna do is toast the earth with like-minded friends 49 years after the first Earth Day!

Consider sharing the Facebook event to your page and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/592104031310301/

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Edgewater Earth Day Cleanup with Drink Local Drink Tap
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Edgewater Earth Day Cleanup with Drink Local Drink Tap

Join Drink Local Drink Tap to clean the main beach at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park, Lakefront Reservation.

They provide gloves and bags but you are welcome to bring your own. They recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and bringing a bottle of water (local tap is the best!).

Under 18 years must have an adult to sign a waiver.

Drink Local. Drink Tap. has been an Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-A-Beach(TM) team since 2010. 

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2nd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival
Aug
22
8:00 AM08:00

2nd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival

  • 2800 Whiskey Is Cleve, OH, 44102 United States (map)
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Get your paddleboard on as Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf and Cleveland Metroparks team up to host the 2nd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival. After racing concludes the festival will have demos, fun races, music & door prizes. Event info is at http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Whiskey-Island-Stand-Up-Paddleboard-Race-Festival--6413.aspx

 

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