The United States and Canada adopted phosphorus load reduction targets to combat Lake Erie algal blooms.
Canada and Ontario outline actions to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Erie.
EcoAction Community Funding Program (EcoAction) is a national program that funds local action-based projects that produce measurable, positive effects on the environment.
The maximum EcoAction funding is $100,000 per project; the minimum funding amount request is $25,000 per project for a maximum duration of 36 months. A minimum of 50% of the total project value must come from sources other than the Government of Canada.
Projects must always address the environmental priority of the call for proposals and clearly demonstrate that activities are:
The goals of this initiative are to:
The key elements of the Lake Ontario LaMP's Binational Biodiversity Conservation Strategy are: 1) the integration of action priorities into existing programs and place-based planning activities especially within key watersheds, an activity best done by local governments and organizations and; 2) regional coordination of lakewide scale biodiversity monitoring and restoration activities. This LaMP implementation strategy lists the key recommendations provided in The Beautiful Lake report to be formally adopted by the LaMP.
The Lake Huron Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is an international initiative designed to identify what actions are needed to protect and conserve the native biodiversity of Lake Huron. The most critical biodiversity threats and needs of the lake were determined through a collaborative, science-based process. The recommended strategies are meant to restore and conserve a functioning ecosystem. By applying a biodiversity focus to synthesize and prioritize existing related efforts, the LHBCS reaffirms and advances many existing complementary plans and initiatives.
The Lake Huron Binational Partnership 2008-2010 Action Plan provides updated information on environmental trends, identifies priority issues, and promotes management activities to be pursued over the next two-year cycle. This plan focuses specifically on addressing the following three issues: Contaminants in fish and wildlife, Biodiversity and ecosystem change, Fish and wildlife habitat.
The Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a binational action plan for restoring and protecting the Lake Erie ecosystem. The Lake Erie Partnership develops and implements the LAMP. U.S. EPA and Environment Canada lead the Partnership. This plan facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and helps coordinate binational environmental protection and restoration activities.
Part of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the Nearshore Framework is intended to address ongoing and emerging challenges to the nearshore waters of the Great Lakes, where restoration, protection and prevention activities are critical to improving and sustaining the ecological health of Great Lakes coastal areas and enhancing attendant social, cultural, recreational and economic benefits.
The Canadian Wetland Inventory (CWI) Progress Map displays the location, status, aerial extent, and characteristics of CWI-compatible wetland inventories in Canada. It is intended to assist planners, developers, conservations, and concerned members of the public.