Mission Statement

 Adopted May 18, 2016

Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie works as if the water emergency of August 2014 is ongoing, in order to vigorously safeguard the health of our lake. 

We conduct public education and actions to expose the environmental threats caused by animal factories and other sources.

We pressure government officials to get an impaired watershed designation for Western Lake Erie, followed by a thorough cleanup, so Lake Erie will remain healthy for all the life that depends on it.


ACLE marks the 5th Anniversary of the 2014 Toledo Water Crisis

It's been five years since we lost our access to clean, safe water yet things are getting worse for Lake Erie!


ACLE members commemorate the Anniversary with a visual display of the abuse Lake Erie endures.

The Lake Erie Bill of Rights on Vox

Next Meeting:


Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30pm

Grace Lutheran Church

4441 Monroe St. (map)

Free and open to the public

Refreshments served

Millions Wasted if Polluters Aren't Held Accountable 
"ACLE researchers combed through seven years of Ohio departmental budgets and eight years of federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative budgets to identify $614,971,575 in appropriations that people should seriously question if they’re concerned about Lake Erie. The total could have been a lot higher."
Read the 9/14/19 Blade Saturday Essay here

This is What Democracy Looks Like

On May 17, federal district Judge Zouhary held a phone conference call with all the parties involved with a suit against the Lake Erie Bill of Rights EXCEPT the organization that gathered 10,000 signatures to put it on the ballot, fought every effort by the board of elections and building trades to keep it off the ballot and won the election despite $320,000 in negative campaigning paid for by BP Oil corporation. 

so members of Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie and Toledoans for Safe Water showed up to let him know we weren't going to be quietly shut out.

Don't forget to check in with ACLE's facebook page:


This is our lake, an international disgrace that's visible from outer space!  It's time to do something about it.  

                            photos: European Space Agency  

For more information on what's being done -- and not being done -- to protect Lake Erie Click Here

Click the image below to download the ACLE presentation,

"The 3rd Battle for Lake Erie"

See our scheduled presentations HERE


If your group or organization is interested in our ACLE presentation please contact our outreach coordinator by using the form above, or send an e-mail to Libby Marsh at acle.outreach@gmail.com 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”                                                    -- Margaret Mead 

Go ahead and click the button.  It's industrial strength.
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