Lake Erie Center

Lake Erie Center Mission

The Lake Erie Center’s vision is to improve the environmental condition, ecosystems services, natural resources, and sustainability of Lake Erie and its watersheds, and to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and public education towards achieving this vision. 

The mission of the Lake Erie Center is to:

  • Research environmental conditions and living and non-living aquatic resources in Maumee Bay and western Lake Erie, as a model for the Great Lakes and aquatic ecosystems worldwide

  • Discern the linkages among land-use practices, water quality, habitat, economics, natural resources, sustainability, and environmental and public health

  • Provide a state-of-the-art research and education facility for sponsored research and collaborations by faculty from the University of Toledo, other universities, federal and state agencies, and visiting scientists

  • Facilitate hands-on cutting-edge environmental research and education experiences for graduate and undergraduate students

  • Engage secondary school students, teachers,  and the public with environmental education, sustainable living, and informed outreach awareness programs

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Lake Erie Center in Oregon, OH

Upcoming Events

  • Volunteers needed! **Rescheduled** Beach Cleanup at Maumee Bay State Park Lake Erie Beach has been rescheduled for Friday, August 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. For more information please email lakeeriecenter@utoledo.edu.
  • 2017 Lake Erie Center Photo Contest! Amateur camera enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in our annual Photo Contest. Click here to submit your photos. Limit 3 per person. Deadline is November 17, 2017. Photo Contest Official Rules.
  • Anyone requesting to use the shuttle service offered for our events is asked to RSVP to kathy.sullivan@utoledo.edu or call 419.530.8360 no later than the Tuesday prior to the event.
  • Support research and education at LEC by becoming a "Friend of the Lake Erie Center" (FOLEC) for 2017!
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Last Updated: 8/18/17