About The Report:

    Clean, not green: tackling algal blooms in the Great Lakes outlines recommendations for stopping the algal blooms that are plaguing the Great Lakes. The report explains that algal blooms – caused by the rapid growth of naturally occurring algae – can make water unsafe for people, pets, fish and wildlife. The main culprit behind the blooms in the Great Lakes is phosphorus runoff, with most of it coming from agricultural sources.

    The good news is that the problem is fixable. A future of green farm fields, green communities, and blue waters is possible with the implementation of a four-point action plan.

    A tip sheet on what you can do in your daily life to stop phosphorus runoff can be downloaded here.

    Download the executive summary here.

    Download the report (English)

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