Videos

  • 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: 398 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: 261 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: 195 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: 256 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: 180 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: 251 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: 203 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: 195 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: 230 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: 222 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: 188 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?