Ohio outlines actions to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie.
The Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 reflects the state of Ohio’s priorities to protect, preserve and restore Lake Erie. The purpose of the plan is to identify the state’s strategic direction for Lake Erie and the Lake Erie watershed to achieve established environmental, recreational, and economic goals.
The Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force Phase II effort built on the work of the 2010 Phase I report by incorporating newly available information and including more stakeholders with additional areas of expertise. The purpose of Phosphorus Task Force Phase II is to 1) develop reduction targets for total and dissolved reactive phosphorus that can be used to track future progress, and 2) develop policy and management recommendations based upon new and emerging data and information.
The role of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is to preserve Lake Erie’s natural resources, to protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem, and to promote economic development of the region by ensuring the coordination of policies and programs of state government pertaining to water quality, toxic substances, and coastal resource management. Their website provides a variety of information and links of the health of Lake Erie.
The 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan (LEPR) is intended to identify the strategic direction and the near term actions of the State of Ohio related to Lake Erie and its watershed. The 2020 LEPR sets forth actions by the State to meet the challenges and opportunities for improving and maintaining the environmental, economic, and recreational qualities of Ohio’s Great Lake.