February 26, 2019 -
A Historic Day for Lake Erie, Community Rights, and
Rights of Nature
Toledoans for Safe Water is a grassroots organization in the Toledo area working to establish a Bill of Rights to protect Lake Erie and the communities that rely on its health and viability.
In August of 2014, the Western Basin of Lake Erie was devastated by a harmful bloom of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Nearly 500,000 Toledo area residents had no clean drinking water for three days due to high levels of Microcystin. A multitude of factors has left Lake Erie vulnerable to these frequent and intense algal blooms. Toledoans for Safe Water wants to take back the Lake and protect the people's right to access safe and clean water and the Lake's right to exist and flourish.
As citizens of a chartered municipality, we recognize our right to legislate and pass laws that protect our community and our resources. Toledoans for Safe Water is fully engaged in local municipal action as we work to get the Lake Erie Bill of Rights on the ballot as a charter amendment in Toledo, Ohio.
Join us in our fight for community rights and clean water. Be part of something revolutionary and make a difference. Give voice to your Community, Lake Erie, and the 11 million people that drink from it.