Domestic Action Plans contain the overarching strategies (often referred to as activities or tactics) for meeting the 40% phosphorus reduction goal for the western and central Lake Erie basins. Domestic Action Plans arose from commitments made by the U.S. and Canada under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

The ErieStat team is working with our partners in the federal, provincial, and state governments to allow users to search for Domestic Action Plan content that will be tracked by ErieStat as a unique strategy and corresponding investment. Content is being added over time; check back often or follow @BlueAccounting on Twitter for updates.

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Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Vested in Environmental Sustainability (PA VinES)

PA VinES is a cooperative, coordinated agricultural initiative between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Erie County Conservation District (ECCD), Penn State Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Pennsylvania: Urban stormwater management and green infrastructure initiatives

Possible partnerships to encourage municipal stormwater management coordination may use the cross-municipal expertise of Councils of Governments (regional planning groups) as well as Erie County government resources such as the Erie County Department of Planning and Erie County Conservation District.

New York: Lake Erie tributary monitoring

The Lake Erie watershed has been identified through New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Clean Water Planning Initiative as a high priority for water quality improvement, and Lake Erie is currently the focus of binational efforts under Annex 4 (Nutrients) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) to assess and reduce nutrient loadings. The objectives of this project are:

New York: Nuisance and harmful algal bloom research

New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) supports a statewide HAB Program.  New York State is also committed to participating in the Great Lakes Water Quality Act’s (GLWQA) Annex 4 Cladophora initiatives and research. New York will continue ongoing research efforts on algal blooms both within Lake Erie and other New York waters.