The North American Lake Management Society and the US Environmental Protection Agency have contracted with the National Environmental Education Foundation to grow awareness of the issues caused by excessive nutrient loading of our nation’s waterways. Phosphorus loading in recent years has triggered toxic cyanobacteria blooms in almost every state and there have been some significant impacts. This month, the water supply of 400,000 people in Toledo, OH was interrupted because of the presence of blue green algae toxins in the delivered water from Lake Erie.
In an effort to grow awareness of this problem and have some fun, the Algae Bloom Photo Contest will run from August 20th through September 30th, 2014. The rules and method of submission can be found at http://neefusa.org/algalbloomcontest
Aquatechnex has provided the NIKON D5300 camera through NALMS as a donation that will go to the winning photographer in this contest effort.
Aquatechnex is one of the leading providers of algae management solutions in the Western United States. There are a number of articles on this page that highlight the work we do including recent treatments to target HAB in reservoirs that feed Los Angeles (http://www.stewardsofwater.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-sepro-preferred-applicator-aquatechnex/) and phosphorus mitigation technologies including Phoslock. Additionally, information on toxic algae and algae alerts can be seen at http://www.stewardsofwater.com/h2o/