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Tipoffs for Buffalo, New York (Lake Erie) Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Senator Schumer Urges Coast Guard to Reverse Decision, Extend Lease and Be the Wind Behind Sail Buffalo
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, issued the following news release: * * * - Schumer Reveals: Callous And Shortsighted Fed Process Threatens To Evict Sail Buffalo--A Local Sailing & Water Safety School--From Coast Guard-Owned Inner Harbor Site; Eviction Would Strip Wny Children & Teens Of Invaluable Lake Erie Educational Resources; Senator Urges Coast Guard To Reverse Decision, Extend Lease And Be The Wind Behind Sail Buffalo - Sail Buffalo, A Local Sailing School Tea  more

Corps of Engineers: Athol Springs - Strengthening Shorelines and Building Communities
BUFFALO, New York, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is excited to announce the awarding of the $8.2 million Athol Springs contract, for the strengthening of the Lake Erie seawall along Route 5, in the Hamlet of Athol Springs, Hamburg, New York. "Route 5 is a vital link between Buffalo and the Southtowns, trafficking about 40,000 motorists a day. The current state of the seawall has presented a gaunt  more

How Senator Portman Has Worked to Protect the Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following information: Senator Portman, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, has led efforts in the U.S. Senate to protect Lake Erie, which provides drinking water for three million Ohioans and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs. He holds a roundtable discussion with federal, state, and local water quality experts on the shores of Lake Erie every summer and will do so again on Saturday. Portman has led effort  more

In Ashtabula, Portman Continues Ohio's North Coast Tour, Highlighting Lake Erie's Importance to Ohio's Economy
ASHTABULA, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Visits Ashtabula Port and Participate in Roundtable Discussion * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his north coast tour by visiting Ashtabula Port with the Growth Partnership to see the Petmin Project, a dedicated manufacturing facility for the production of nodular pig iron. Following the tour, Portman participated in a roundtable with the Army Corps, Staff from Ohio De  more

In Sandusky, Portman Launches Ohio's North Coast Tour, Highlighting Lake Erie's Importance to Ohio's Economy
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Hosts Tourism Roundtable Joined by Local Community and Business Leaders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) hosted a tourism roundtable to discuss investment in Ohio's coastal communities and efforts to preserve and protect Lake Erie for future generations. The City of Sandusky, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, and other local community and business leaders joined in the discussion. "I  more

Klobuchar, Smith, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, issued the following news release: * * * - The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2021, for another five years * * * U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) joined their colleagues on the Senate Great Lakes Task Force to introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lak  more

Ohio Environmental Council: Alegae Bloom Returns - Great Beer Needs Clean Water
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Maumee Bay Brewing Company and the Ohio Environmental Council share the goal of solving Lake Erie's algae crisis. Together, they are continuing a campaign to raise public awareness around harmful algal blooms and water quality five years after the devastating Toledo Water Crisis that left 400,000 people without water in 2014. On Friday, August 9, Maumee Bay Brewing Co. will release its green beer calle  more

Portman Continues Ohio's North Coast Tour in Cleveland, Receives 2019 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year Award
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Tours Great Lakes Towing Company and Attends Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Annual Event * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his north coast tour by touring Great Lakes Towing Company, an international, full-service marine transportation organization providing towing, maintenance and repair, and new construction services. Following the tour, Portman attended the Great L  more

Schumer Announces, After Visit to Athol Springs, $8.2 Million Contract Awarded to Complete Long-Sought Renovation of Rte. 5 Seawall
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Says Construction Will Begin In October And Improve Safety For Commuters And Residents, Even In The Worst Of Conditions - Schumer Secured +$4M in USACE Budget To Construct New Rte. 5 Barrier Wall In Athol Springs, Helped Broker Partnership Agreement Between Army Corps & NYSDOT * * * U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his major push, the U.S. Army Corps of Eng  more

University of Michigan-Led Team Selected for Second $20M Federal Agreement to Manage National Estuary Research
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 8 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: A collaborative, multisector team, led by the University of Michigan's Water Center at the Graham Sustainability Institute and the School for Environment and Sustainability, has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in overseeing research at a nationwide network of 29 coastal reserves. Other team members include: Aspen  more

Whole Foods Market Opens in Toledo
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 6 -- Whole Foods Market issued the following news release: Whole Foods Market in Toledo opens its doors to the public at 9 a.m. on Aug. 7. Located at 3420 Secor Road, the new 30,000 square-foot store is celebrating the grand opening with complimentary coffee, pastries and music before the store opens. As part of the opening day festivities, the first 200 customers will receive a custom Whole Foods Market Toledo reusable canvas tote bag and a savings card with a mystery value  more