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We are live on a boat tour on Lake Erie with the National Wildlife Federation. Press release with info on what we're learning out there below. Tune into our live coverage - we're going out to them often. 

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National Wildlife Federation hosting Boat Tour for Journalists of Toledo Algal Bloom
Sunday, Aug. 3, tour departs at noon, offers first-hand look at algal bloom and Toledo water intake on Lake Erie
 
WHAT:
The National Wildlife Federation is leading a boat tour for journalists and officials to view the algal bloom at the center of the Toledo water crisis. See first-hand the algal bloom and water intake.  Discussion of policy solutions.
 
WHEN: 
Sunday, August 3, 2014, Noon
 
WHO:
National Wildlife Federation CEO Collin O'Mara 
Frank Szollosi, Toledo resident and NWF manager of regional campaigns
 
WHERE:
Meinke Marina West 
10955 Corduroy Road
Curtice, Ohio 43412
West Marina office: 419-836-7774
 
MEDIA: Meet at the marina office, aka Laraine's Landing
 
MAP: http://bit.ly/UTHOJu  
 
BACKGROUND:
The National Wildlife Federation has issued several reports on algal blooms:
 
Taken by Storm: How Heavy Rain is Worsening Algal Blooms in Lake Erie: http://bit.ly/1kuAFvH 
 
Feast and Famine in the Great Lakes: How Nutrients and Invasive Species Interact to Overwhelm the Coasts and Starve Offshore Waters:  http://bit.ly/XujH61 

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