Author: Megan Feeley

5 Things You Can Do To Protect The Great Lakes

Posted on January 1, 2018 by

Small actions can make a big difference! At Freshwater Future, we help thousands of communities around the Great Lakes protect their local waters so that, together, we can protect the whole of the Great Lakes. Individual actions are powerful, too! Here are five little things with big impact that you can do to help keep […]

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Freshwater Weekly 12/14/17

Posted on December 14, 2017 by

This week: help craft a Great Lakes water vision + proposed change to Michigan’s lead & copper rule + funding opportunities + ways you can make a difference. HELP US FINALIZE OUR GREAT LAKES WATER VISION (BONUS: CHANCE TO WIN AN AMAZON ECHO OR FIRE) This fall, Freshwater Future staff members traveled around the Great […]

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Freshwater Weekly 12/7/17

Posted on December 7, 2017 by

This week: speak up for the Clean Water Rule + great days for the Great Lakes in Canada + Flint water defendant to lead new health panel + Ontario drinking water report + funding opportunities + ways you can make a difference. CLEAN WATER PROTECTIONS UNDER THREAT BY EPA We need your help. EPA Secretary […]

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Freshwater Weekly 11/16/17

Posted on November 16, 2017 by

This week:  what makes the Great Lakes so great + help stop a Michigan bill to weaken invasive species protections + Canadian Great Lakes Day + Wisconsin repeals ban on sulfide mining + more ways you can make a difference. WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES? We all know the Great Lakes contain 20% […]

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Freshwater Weekly 11/9/17

Posted on November 9, 2017 by

This week:  help stop invasive species + Lake Erie Algae watch + more ways you can make a difference. PAIR OF BILLS WOULD WEAKEN INVASIVE SPECIES LAWS Weakening Ballast Water Protection Standards at the State & Federal Levels Ships use ballast water to provide stability and balance while in transit, and invasive species can hitch […]

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Freshwater Weekly 11/2/17

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

This week:  the link between fall leaves & water quality + help stop invasive species + water visioning in South Bend + more ways you can make a difference. FALL CLEANUP TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR LOCAL WATERS If you live in an urban or suburban area, there’s something really simple you can do this fall […]

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Freshwater Weekly 10/26/17

Posted on October 26, 2017 by

This week:  what’s your water vision? + Chicago meet & greet + comment on the Brandon Road Study + Lake Erie algae watch + more ways you can make a difference. A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF WATER For the past month, Freshwater Future staff members have been traveling around the Great Lakes to learn […]

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A Vision for the Future of Water

Posted on October 26, 2017 by

For the past month, Freshwater Future staff members have been traveling around the Great Lakes to learn what water means to residents and what we all envision for the future. Living in the Great Lakes region, we are surrounded by lakes, rivers, wetlands, and shorelines. Yet daily there are threats to our waters. Community voices […]

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Freshwater Weekly 10/19/17

Posted on October 19, 2017 by

This week:  a day without water + Chicago meet & greet + speak up for Lake Erie + Wisconsin’s new Foxconn plant + funding for grassroots groups + ways you can make a difference. A DAY WITHOUT WATER Last week, organizations around the US came together to imagine a day without water. In Flint, Michigan, […]

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Freshwater Weekly 10/12/17

Posted on October 12, 2017 by

This week: focus on Lake Erie + help protect Michigan waters + more ways you can make a difference. LAKE ERIE ALGAE WATCH Unseasonably warm temperatures have sustained algal growth well beyond the typical summer season, and the bloom has inundated much of the shoreline of the western basin, impacting Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario—including Pelee […]

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