UPDATE: The work plan on how the Canada-Ontario Lake Erie Action Plan will be implemented was due in February 2019, but it still hasn’t been completed. That’s now more than two years overdue! Add your voice, tell the governments of Ontario and Canada: Action is needed now. Please submit a detailed work plan ASAP.
A treasure to all of us, Lake Erie is the heart of Southwest Ontario, providing drinking water, recreation, and spiritual nourishment to millions that live and visit here. It is a vital life source that supports diverse ecosystems and wildlife, and is a cornerstone of our economy - home to one of the largest freshwater fisheries in the world.
We need Lake Erie. But Lake Erie is threatened.
Human impacts and climate change are putting pressure on our great Lake. Sewage spills, plastics pollution, harmful and toxic algae blooms have plagued Lake Erie and its river systems.
Already, these issues have forced communities in the watershed to restrict access to drinking water and close beaches. Wlidlife and fish are suffering. The fishing and tourism industries are suffering.
Lake Erie faces many threats, but they are not insurmountable if we work together!
Lake Erie Alive is a collaborative of organizations and individuals working to defend Lake Erie from threats, and safeguard its health for current and future generations.