Get Involved! 

Lake Erie Advocates meets monthly, open to the public, every fourth Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., Toledo.

 

THE LAKE WAITS FOR PEOPLE TO WAKE! 

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Thank you to our generous supporters who helped make our billboard campaign a success! 

Don't Wait for the Next Meeting! Contact YOUR Local Officials Today! 

Ask them why they aren't doing something about our water crisis!  Is it OK with them that untreated animal urine and feces, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses - with as much Phosphorus as the combined human populations of Ohio, Indiana, Chicago and Atlanta - is being spread on fields that drain into our drinking water?  That's acceptable?!?

 

Call, E-mail, and Write your Local Representatives to insist they support a ban on factory "farms!" Below are a few names to get you started. 

Sen. Rob Portman

 37 W. Broad St.

Columbus OH43215

419-259-3895

 

Sen. Sherrod Brown

200 N. High St. #614

Columbus OH 43215

888-896-6446

 

Gov. Mike DeWine

Riffe Center 30th Fl.

77 S. High St.

Columbus OH 43215

614-466-3555

 

Rep. Robert Latta

800-278-8203 (fax)

800-541-6446 (phone)

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1. Action

Contact Sue Carter  

Our action committee puts together local events to raise awareness, educate the public and urge officials to take action to protect our drinking water! Get involved to help plan events, notify members of opportunities, and join us in demonstrations, fundraisers, and LEA events!

 

2. Communications

Contact Mike Ferner

Our communications committee writes press releases for the news media and email bulletins to people on our mailing list.  We would like to do more with social media. 

 

 

3. Research

Contact Sam Wright

Our Research Committee is investigating State and Federal CAFO standards, TMDLs, and EPA activities regarding Western Lake Erie Basin agricultural runoff. We've also started conducting our own stream sampling. Contact Sam to get involved! 

 

 

4. Policy and Legislation

Contact Marj Mulcahy

The Policy and Legislation Committee educates elected officials, attends meetings to ask questions and get support for an impaired watershed.

5. Outreach/Scheduling

Contact Libby Marsh

Outreach works to create partnerships with local organizations that would like to support our efforts or host a presentation.  Scheduling handles all LEA presentation events and questions. Contact Libby Marsh if your group wants to schedule a presentation.