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October 5, 2023

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s nutrient reduction approved

Despite concerns from water quality watchdogs that say Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Maumee Watershed nutrient total daily maximum load (TMDL) does not address the causes of Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms (HABs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rubber-stamped the plan on Sept. 28. 
Even though the U.S. EPA found that the Ohio EPA plan complies with the statutory and regulatory of Section 303 (d) of the Clean Water Act, Lake Erie Waterkeeper Director Sandy Bihn calls it an “awful plan to reduce harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.” The U.S. EPA acknowledged the hundreds of comments, including from retired Ohio Sea Grant Director Jeff Reutter, that criticized the Ohio EPA’s TMDL plan as having no chances of fixing the problem.

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Pennsylvania’s Crawford County sees outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in deer

Dozens of white-tailed deer have died of hemorrhagic disease in and around a state game lands in Crawford County, Pa., in recent weeks.
As many as 40 deer were known to have succumbed to the virus in State Game Land 214 and in North Shenango and Sadsbury townships by Sept 8, and the death count was likely to climb until the onset of frigid weather, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife biologist Timothy Hoppe. Getting an exact count by late September was difficult, he said, because calls from locals familiar with past outbreaks had slowed. “(But) we would expect local impacts to continue until frosts occur.”

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Pennsylvania bill introduced that would block transfer of money from Game Fund

A bill has been introduced in the state House to prevent money in the Game Fund from being used by any entity other than the Pennsylvania Game Commission. 
State Rep. Dave Maloney, R-Berks County, who also is the Republican chair of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, introduced the bill Sept. 26. He said the action was in response to a bill that was amended and passed by the Senate in August to transfer $150 million of oil and gas revenue from the Game Commission’s Game Fund to the state’s Clean Streams Fund.

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City of Nashua, Iowa, to pair Halloween event with planting trees on Oct. 7

It could be called “Trees then Treats,” a variation on the Trick or Treat theme.
This Saturday (Oct. 7), the city of Nashua, Iowa, will hold a tree planting event followed by Halloween-related activities at Cedar View Park. A total of 16 trees will be planted as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Community Grant Program.

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Public meeting to discuss proposed bass regulation changes at Iowa’s Swan Lake in Carroll County

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 5 p.m., Oct. 5, in the lower level of the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center, 22676 Swan Lake Trail Drive, to discuss proposed largemouth bass regulation changes at Swan Lake.

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