10/17/12

In the news: Canadian government invests in researching and fixing algae and water quality problems

The Canadian government recently announced an investment of $16 million to help address the causes of water quality problems, and especially the issue of toxic or problematic algae growth in the Great Lakes.

From Environment Canada

"The Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative will advance the science to understand and address recurrent toxic and nuisance algae in the Great Lakes. Caused by excessive phosphorus discharges, toxic and nuisance algae blooms can lead to increased water treatment needs and disruptions to utilities by clogged water intakes. They also have negative effects on tourism, commercial and recreational fishing, and recreational activities such as swimming."
Visit the link above to learn more about this investment in Great Lakes health, and visit our Lawn to Lake page to find out how common lawn care practices can affect algae levels and water quality in the Great Lakes.

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