US EPA has been advocating community-based environmental protection approach to help people become effective partners in protecting the environment, including the ecosystems that support the physical and economic health of the places where they live and work. One of the main goals of the Lake Erie Forum is to develop and coordinate a network of community-based organizations dedicated to the implementation of the Lake Erie LaMP priorities. In this section, online tools such as mailing list, blogs, discussion forums are provided for community engagement.