Three Stand-up Guys to Cross Lake Erie on Paddle Boards in June

This June three men, Joe Lorenz, Kwin Morris and Jeff Guy, plan to paddleboard across Lake Erie, traversing international waters, rough waves, and dodging toxic algae blooms, all in an effort to raise awareness of Great Lakes environmental issues. They’ll begin their adventure at Belle Isle State Park, home of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and end it at Sandusky, Ohio. The 80-mile trip is expected to take about 24 hours.

The men researched Lake Erie to decide where to donate the money they will raise. They spoke with Duane Gossiaux, a biologist at Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, who specializes in studying Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms (HABs), and he directed them to the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR).

“CIGLR is a non-profit housed in the University of Michigan. They are doing spectacular work with algal bloom research and their efforts to safeguard the Great Lakes ecosystem. They are experts in Great Lakes issues, and we are thrilled to have them on board our team,” says Lorenz.

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