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Editorial: Healthy Lake Erie Initiative good step in protecting Great Lakes

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A while back I told you that State Senator Randy Gardner was spearheading a major effort in Columbus to shine a very bright light on protecting Lake Erie.  This week Senator Gardner announced that a $10 million Healthy Lake Erie Initiative has been included in the Capital Appropriations Budget. 

The special funding will support efforts to reduce open lake dumping and to implement other clean lake strategies.  Senator Gardner said we have an obligation to fight for Lake Erie and he's so right. 

The significance of bordering a Great Lake grows with each passing decade.  Abundant fresh water is impossible to artificially create.  And prolonged droughts in the South and West only serve to reinforce the importance of being a Great Lake state.  

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