Maumee River Watershed Project
- Views: 844 WGTE Town Hall: Watershed Mentality -
Explore the issues that impact the water quality of the Maumee River Basin, the largest watershed in the Great Lakes system. Bill Harris hosts this discussion of the current state of the water quality of the Maumee River watershed. Viewers participate by calling or emailing during this live program. More info, discussion boards and more at more watershed info.
- Views: 396 Rain Garden 101
Katie Swartz, Conservation Associate for American Rivers, walks through the basic components of a rain garden and how starting your own can improve water quality in your own backyard.
For More Information: www.raingardeninitiative.org
- Views: 260 Interview With Farmer Arden Weller
Steve Davis, Watershed Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, talks with farmer Arden Weller. The two discuss the benefits of using no till farming and a cover crop in Weller's soybean field.
- Views: 194 Filter Strips
Steve Davis, Watershed Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, shows us an example of a grass filter strip on a farm in Continental, Ohio. The purpose of a grass filter strip is to provide a buffer between possible contamination sources and water bodies.
- Views: 253 Conservation Reserve Program
Steve Davis, Watershed Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, gives us a tour of a farm located in Continetal, Ohio that has taken advantage of the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program. This program provides technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner.
- Views: 178 The Role Of Vegetation
Steve Davis, Watershed Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, talks about the role of vegetatioin in restoring habitat and absorbing harmful nutrients before they enter the watershed.
- Views: 248 Algae 101
Dr. Jeff Reutter, Ohio State University's Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, discusses the diffrent forms of Algae found in Lake Erie.
- Views: 201 Sediment Journey
Dr. Jeff Reutter, Ohio State University's Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, describes the journey and effects of sediment that finds its way from fields thoughout Northwest Ohio to the bottom of Lake Erie.
- Views: 192 Sediment Sample
Dr. Jeff Reutter, Ohio State University's Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, takes a sample of sediment from the bottom of Lake Erie and discusses what he finds in the sample and what it means about the health of the lake.
- Views: 228 Sources Of Harmful Nutrients
Dr. Jeff Reutter, Ohio State University's Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, talks about how harmful nutrients, such as phosphorous, find there way into the watershed and ultimately into Lake Erie.
- Views: 220 Water Column Sample
Dr. Jeff Reutter, Ohio State University's Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, uses a plankton net to get a sample of the organic material living in the water column. He discusses the harmful effects of algae not only in Lake Erie but also in Grand Lake St. Marys.
- Views: 186 Governor's Fish Ohio Day
On July 12, 2010 a variety of government officials gathered for the Governor's Fish Ohio Day. Hear comments from State Legislators, officials from the Department of Natural Resources, First Lady Frances Strickland and others as they answer the following questions:
What is the State of Ohio doing to protect, preserve and restore the watershed in N.W. Ohio?
What would you say to encourage Ohio citizens to do their part for the watershed?
- Views: 561 WGTE Town Hall: Swan Creek Watershed -
WGTE, with the support of WPSU - Penn State Public Broadcasting, explores how local officials are working towards cooperative ways to balance civic and environmental needs in regards to how we manage the Swan Creek Watershed. Bill Harris hosts this in-depth discussion. Taped February 2009.
- Lake Erie Legacy
How do human actions impact the health of Lake Erie and its coastal areas? What role does Lake Erie play in the region's economy? How is the lake affected by changes in global climate?
- Views: 159 PHOTO GALLERY | WGTE Town Hall: Watershed Mentality
Photographs from the live Town Hall broadcast to address the challenges our region faces in keeping the water quality of the Maumee River Watershed and Lake Erie clean and healthy.