Lakeside Ohio

Caring for Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, is important. Lakeside provides many ways to learn about this precious natural resource. Throughout the summer, we invite you to get involved by attending a lecture to hear the latest research about the health of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. 

Lake Erie & the Great Lakes

During Week 4, the Chautauqua Lecture Series will highlight Lake Erie & the Great Lakes. Individuals will learn about the state of Lake Erie and the research and actions happening currently.  

Wednesday, July 12

11 a.m.
The Death & Life of the Great Lakes
Dan Egan
Great Lakes Reporter for the Milkwaukee Journal Sentinel
(lecture held in Hoover Auditorium)

1:30 p.m.
Lake Erie Research Initiative
Kristen DeVanna Fussell, PhD
Research Development & Grants Manager
Ohio Sea Grant College Program & Stone Laboratory

Thursday, July 13

10:30 a.m.
The Lake Erie Foundation

Representatives from the Lake Erie Foundation

2 p.m.
2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie
Webinar presented by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The Lake Erie Foundation

The Lake Erie Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving our most valuable freshwater resource — Lake Erie. They work to promote Lake Erie advocacy, legal work, education and outreach programs. Restoration will continue to thrive with the many dedicated groups doing great work in the Lake Erie watershed.

For more information on LEF, and for information about encouraging your legistlation to protect Lake Erie, please see this Lake Erie Foundation Fact Sheet.

The Lake Erie Foundation is combining Lake Erie advocacy provided by the Lake Erie Improvement Association (LEIA) and Lake Erie Waterkeeper (LEW) into a long term sustainable organization that will serve Lake Erie’s waters for decades to come. The transition from LEIA and LEW is underway. For information on the foundation contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Jamie Steineman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit their website at

All Hands on Deck Event

Lakeside Chautauqua is taking a role to protect the health of Lake Erie and participating in an international event to raise awareness about the health of the Great Lakes. In collaboration with the Lake Erie Foundation (LEF), Lakeside Chautauqua will participate in the All Hands on Deck event at 9 a.m. Monday, July 3 along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.

All participants are encouraged to wear blue and green shirts. All Hands on Deck is a day where people all along the shore of the Great Lakes will be linking hands to raise awareness of the need to protect the Great Lakes. Events will be held in all six Great Lakes states and Canada.

We need more than 1000 people. All generations are invited to participate. We will begin at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo with a presentation about what you can do to save our Great Lakes, and then individuals will hold hands along our entire shoreline. Boaters are encouraged to participate by lining the shoreline.

This gathering on Monday, July 3 is a non-partisan, all-volunteer event to stand for water that is non-politicized, non-monetized, non-polluted and protected from invasive species.

Dan Egan

Week 4, July 12 at 11 a.m.

Award-winning journalist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dan Egan, will be speaking on his new book, The Death & Life of the Great Lakes

Admission is free to attend this lecture in Hoover Auditorium. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Lake Erie Foundation, Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society and Lakeside Chautauqua.

Visit our calendar to learn more about the lecture. 

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