ERCA Applauds Lake Erie Action Plan To Reduce Phosphorus

The Lake Erie Action Plan is getting praise from the Essex Region Conservation Authority.

The plan, released by the federal and provincial governments, outlines way to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40%.

One of the main impacts of phosphorus is harmful algal blooms.

"All the municipalities, all the conservation authorities, all the agricultural stakeholders, all had input into this plan," says Kevin Money, director of conservation services at ERCA.

"This plan charts the path forward, it has a series of very specific actions within it, to achieve reductions in phosphorus."

 As recent as September 2017, harmful algal blooms forced the closure of Colchester Beach.

--With files from AM800's Patty Handysides