Ohioans Gather to Discuss Threats to Great Lakes

National Wildlife Federation and Audubon Ohio are coming together in Columbus on October 13 to learn about Asian carp, toxic algae and the Gulf Oil Spill at the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Forum.

10-04-2010 // Jennifer Janssen
Asian Carp

Experts from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon society will discuss the major threats to the Great Lakes and the impact of the Gulf Oil Spill to migrating birds at the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Forum.

The Forum will take place on Wednesday, October 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio (map).

Register here for the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Forum.

Experts at the forum will address issues including Asian carp, the BP oil disaster, toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie, and the decline of Lake Erie walleye populations.

Asian carp  are a looming threat to the Great Lakes. An expert on invasive species from the Ohio Division of Wildlife will be at the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Forum to discuss Asian carp and answer you questions about these large and invasive fish.

Take Action >> Protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp >>

At the forum, you can also hear news from Audubon about BP oil disaster impacts to wildlife. The oil isn not gone. What is happening to birds during the fall migration? What are biologists doing to help wildlife now? 

What is causing the toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and other lakes in Ohio? What is it doing to our fish, wildlife, and recreational opportunities?

Lake Erie’s walleye population is declining. What happened in 2010? And how do biologists determine how many million fish are out there?

Danielle Korpalski, National Wildlife Federation, and Tom Bullock from PEW environment Trusts will talk about the Great Lakes Compact and the Coastal Jobs Creation Act, as well as legislation that might affect the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority under current law.

OSU faculty member Gregory E. Hitzhusen, MDiv, PhD will discuss conservation and stewardship in the faith community, along with his work for Interfaith Power and Light.

The formal presentation will close with a journalist sharing his perspectives on environmental news reporting.

Join us for the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Forum by registering today.

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