AsianCarp.us provides up-to-date information on ongoing efforts to prevent Asian carp from becoming established in the Great Lakes and beyond. We invite you to learn more about the work of federal, provincial, state and local partners as we join together to prevent the spread of these destructive fish.
In 1992, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, established the Invading Species Awareness Program in order to address the increasing threats posed by invasive species in Ontario. Our objectives are to generate education and awareness of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, address key pathways contributing to introductions and/or spread, and facilitate monitoring and early detection initiatives for invasive species found within Ontario.
Ohio Sea Grant performs a wide range of research, outreach, and education on Lake Erie harmful algal blooms.
Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research collects and analyzes approximately 450-500 water samples for pollutants at each monitoring station each year. From that information it calculates annual pollutant loads from each station and the loads of nutrients, sediments and pesticides delivered to Lake Erie or the Ohio River.
NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) compiled information on their modeling and research on HABs and hypoxia.
The Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) program encourages implementation of practices that reduce phosphorus loadings from farms.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Lake Erie webpage provides history, resources, and Lakewide Action and Management Plans (LAMPs).
The Pennsylvania Office of the Great Lakes webpage hosts information on their programming. The PA Office of the Great Lakes conducts extensive water quality monitoring of Lake Erie and its tributaries, and coordinates with other state, county, and local government entities, as well as non-governmental organizations, to develop policies and programs that reduce pollutants and support public health.
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a voluntary program that teaches land stewardship to producers in Michigan. It is Michigan's largest tool to assist in the implementation of agricultural pollution prevention practices on farms.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) webpage dedicated to Lake Erie resources.
This interactive website by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) includes story map features and information on goals and actions in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Additional information and links are available on ISDA's Western Lake Erie Basin page.
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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has a page dedicated to cyanobacterial HABs, including information on health effects, causes and prevention, and state-specific resources.
Lake Erie Algae is a website produced by Heidelberg University that provides history of water quality in Lake Erie. The site also describes the causes of HABs and initiatives to reduce nutrient loading to Lake Erie.
The resource provides information on Ohio's nonpoint pollution control plan.
Ohio EPA collects and reports information on groundwater quality, and provides data from groundwater monitoring.
Ontario has a comprehensive source water protection program that ensures drinking water safety from source to tap. This webpage provides an overview of the source water protection program, and contains links to municipality protection plans.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides an overview of their source water protection program, including wellhead protection information, and links to community source water assessments.
The Pennsylvania Wellhead Protection Plan outlines implementation of wellhead protection, including area delineation, contaminant identification, contingency planning, and management approaches.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency outlines the implementation of wellhead protection program, including regulations and requirements.