2017 Issues to tackle
All eyes on Erie
Cottagers, farmers, rural resident and city dwellers, boaters, beach goers, anglers and hunters are all witness to the constantly changing conditions and diverse activities occurring across Lake Erie and its watershed. These many eyes on Erie represent an untapped source of knowledge, data and insight that could provide valuable information for everything from ecosystem protection and restoration efforts to public education and economic development.
Ideas for solutions
• Find ways to collect, compile and visualize what the people who spend time around these waters are observing and are concerned about.
• Identify ways to help the community understand that what they do and see upstream in the watershed impacts the lake.
• Enable citizen-led science on ecological and cultural experiences.