GLSM has seen a steady increase in toxin levels since 2010, while local and state officials have boasted that the lake is getting better, the truth they didn't want you to know is that the toxins were growing at an alarming rate. There has been a steady increase in the microcystin levels, which is the second most dangerous toxin.
Finally, the Ohio Department of Health has gotten involved with the latest posting of GLSM - "Danger - Avoid all contact with the water!". This came as the result an individual became sick from riding a jet ski on GLSM. Her doctor reported it to the Ohio Department of Health, who then posted the "Danger" warning.
If the Kasich Administration won't be honest, GOGLSM will always be honest with the status of the toxin levels. Our recommendation is to have no contact with the water.
If you are tired of our lake being so polluted email Gov. Kasich at http://www.governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx. Ask him why after 7+ years and $20 million is our lake at 180ppb microcystins in 2016 and when will he get serious about cleaning up GLSM?
Our fight will continue yet another year! Join us or donate to our organization.
Kate Anderson, President
Guardians of Grand Lake St. Marys