Tag: Agricultural Runoff

March 22, 2023April 24, 2023

Agricultural Conservation Efforts Combat Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae

Every year, Lake Erie’s algae bloom threatens the health and drinking water of more than 11 million people. Watch this short video featuring Anne Schechinger and Ethan Bahe from Environmental Working Group who created a model that’s being used by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes,...

August 5, 2022August 5, 2022

Webinar Recording: Technical Tools that Focus Ag Conservation for Clean Water Results

Having the right tools in the toolbox is necessary to address tough challenges like the toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie. Partnering with the Joyce Foundation, the Erb Family Foundation made a grant to Environmental Working Group to use geospatial tools to identify where phosphorus might be most concentrated in Michigan. Throughout the process, Environmental...

Great Lakes Watersheds Map
June 5, 2019February 9, 2024

Great Lakes Watersheds Map

We like to say that everyone lives on waterfront property. This is because everything people do on their land – no matter if it’s located on a river or lake or not – ends up in one of the Great Lakes. To illustrate this, we worked with The Nature Conservancy to create a new map of the Great Lakes.

September 14, 2018December 21, 2021

New Report Summarizes State-Run Voluntary Agricultural Stewardship Programs

Toxic green slime is growing in lakes all over the country, including Lake Erie. It prevents us from recreational activities like swimming and fishing, and in some cases, contaminates our drinking water supply. Polluted runoff from agricultural fields and urban areas fuels the growth of these harmful algal blooms. Our foundation has supported over $14 million...

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