Author: Freshwater Future

Board Spotlight – Karen Reinbold

Posted on March 19, 2021 by

Helping Others Make a Difference. I grew up on the Great South Bay on Long Island, New York, surrounded by beautiful wetlands. I still have memories of the bullrushes swaying in the ocean breeze on warm summer evenings. My family never took the area wetlands for granted, though; I knew how fragile they were even […]

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Freshwater Weekly: March 12, 2021

Posted on March 12, 2021 by

March 12, 2021 This week: Farmers’ Voluntary Pollution Reductions Aren’t Enough + Reporter Finds PFAS Everywhere, Even in His Cat + State is Urging West Michigan Residents to Get Tested for PFAS +Toxic Forever Chemical Updates Around the Region + High Lead Levels Found in Minnesota Venison After 10 Year Study  Fifty-nine years after Rachel Carson published […]

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Freshwater Weekly: March 5, 2021

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March 5, 2021 This week: Waterloop Podcast Highlights Freshwater Future and Our Partners Work in Toledo, Ohio + Virtual Event to Discuss PFAS Pollution at Department of Defense Sites + Damage from Dam Repair on Kalamazoo River Cleanup Slated + Stunning Lake Michigan Ice Breaking Footage Captured + Freshwater Future Project Grant Applications Due March 31, 2021 […]

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Freshwater Weekly: February 26, 2021

Posted on February 26, 2021 by

February 26, 2021 This week: Whitefish Populations Impacted by Climate Change + Will There be a Great Migration to the Great Lakes Region? + Rivers Impacted by Climate Change + Biden Administration Announces A Bold Pledge + Judge Rules Climate Change Can’t Be Considered in Cross-Lakes Oil Pipelines Whitefish Populations Impacted by Climate Change Whitefish are an […]

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Freshwater Weekly: February 19, 2021

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February 19, 2021 This week: Cyber Attack on Florida Drinking Water Raises Potential Threat Everywhere + Freshwater Future Grant Program Webinar Approaching Fast + Why it is Important to Raise Your Issues During Elections + Minnesota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Groundwater Protection + Winter in the Great Lakes Region–Not Over Yet Cyber Attack on Florida […]

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Freshwater Weekly: February 12, 2021

Posted on February 16, 2021 by

This week: PFAS Released at Airport in Pellston, Michigan + Chicago Water Supply is Expanding to Joliet and Residents Will Be Paying For It +The Poster Child For Wetland Destruction + Board Spotlight – Stephanie Smith + Freshwater Future Grant Program Webinar on February 25th–Mark Your Calendar PFAS Released at Airport in Pellston, Michigan A […]

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Freshwater Weekly: February 4, 2021

Posted on February 4, 2021 by

February 4, 2021 This week: Make Your Voice Heard: Canadian Government Seeks Public Input on the Canada Water Agency by March 1st + Permits for Proposed Enbridge Pipeline Tunnel Approved by Michigan Agency + We are Water Protectors Receives Prestigious Award + Biden Reverses Past Administration’s Course on Climate Change + Freshwater Future Grant Program Webinar on […]

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Board Spotlight – Stephanie Smith

Posted on February 2, 2021 by

What Doesn’t Happen at Scientific Meetings (But Should) Stephanie Smith, Freshwater Future’s Board Chair, talks about her recent collaborative work with scientists and groups in the African Great Lakes region. (Photo: Stephanie pictured with her family at Murchison Falls in Uganda.) I looked out at the expanse of 90+ scientists from 17 different countries, most […]

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Freshwater Weekly: January 29, 2021

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January 29, 2021 This week: New York Extends Water Shut Off Moratorium Through June 2022 + Ice Cover and High Lake Levels–Dangerous Combination + Updates on Recent Stories– Freshwater Future and Blue Conduit on SciFri + Appeal Filed for Nestle Water Withdrawal + Working to Protect Water? Apply for a Spring Project Grant-Due March 31 New York […]

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Freshwater Future Applauds Congresswomen Tlaib & Dingell’s Reintroduction of Emergency Water is a Human Right

Posted on January 28, 2021 by

For Immediate Release January 28, 2021 Contact: Jill Ryan, Executive Director (231) 348-8200 Petoskey, MI – Today Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell re-introduced the Emergency Water is a Human Right bill. The legislation prohibits any public utility receiving federal funds authorized under the act from turning off energy and water services to Americans […]

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