Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the governments of Canada and the United States agreed to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem. This is accomplished in part through the development and implementation of binational Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) for each lake. Lake Erie LaMP participants have identified ecosystem goals and objectives and assessed the state of lake. Through the development of issue related strategies, the LaMP will identify actions required to restore and protect the lake and evaluate the effectiveness of those actions. The Lake Erie LaMP is coordinated by a committee of water quality natural resource managers from both Canada and the United States, with participation from federal, provincial, state and local governments that have a role in implementation.
For more information about the Lake Erie LaMP, visit: http://www.lakeerieforum.org/content/lamp.