Algal Blooms In Lake Erie

Finding Solutions for a Toxic Problem

Improving water quality to address the harmful and nuisance algal blooms that will continue to plague the western Lake Erie basin will require practical solutions deployed at the right scale and the right locations. The Nature Conservancy is working with leaders in agriculture, industry, government and universities to implement solutions: promoting field-level conservation practices, investing in improved water management and helping restore critical floodplains and wetlands. These innovative partnerships are utilizing new technologies, information systems and non-traditional funding sources that collectively have the potential to deliver conservation at the scale needed to provide safe clean water for the communities of the western Lake Erie basin and beyond.

Watch our special half-hour show co-produced by Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy, “Great Lakes Now Connect: The Algae Crisis.”