WASHINGTON - Those on the front lines of the fight to keep the Great Lakes healthy will be joining regional leaders and members of U.S. Congress on Thursday to celebrate this year’s Great Lakes Day. 

More than 100 Great Lakes advocates will be taking part in the 2020 Great Lakes Day and Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast in Washington D.C. on Thursday, according to Gail Hesse, director for the Great Lakes Water Program for the National Wildlife Federation. 

“We look forward to working with federal and state elected officials to protect our Great Lakes, not only for the 30 million people who depend on the Great Lakes for drinking water, but because they’re also critical for public health, jobs and quality of life,” Hesse said.

Among those participating will be U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who plans to discuss continued efforts being made at the federal level to keep Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes healthy. 

“We know how vital Lake Erie is to Ohio — from tourism in Catawba and Put-in-Bay, to fishing at Marblehead and vacations and family reunions at Maumee Bay State Park,” Brown said. “Our great lake benefits our communities and creates jobs in Ohio.”

To read full article, click here.