Author: Megan Feeley

Freshwater Summer

Posted on August 17, 2017 by

We’re soaking up these last few weeks of summer, and we want to see how you’ve been enjoying freshwater around the Great Lakes this season. Tag your summer photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with #freshwatersummer and we’ll re-share some of our favorites. Here are some recent faves from Freshwater Future staff and friends: Spending […]

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Freshwater Weekly 8/10/17

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

This week: public input making a difference on Line 5 + Brandon Road Study released + grant opportunities for grassroots groups + summer in photos + ways you can make a difference. BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON LINE 5 ALTERNATIVES REPORT Public input is having an impact! The State of Michigan raised a number […]

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Freshwater Weekly 8/3/17

Posted on August 3, 2017 by

This week: rolling back the Clean Water Rule + Brandon Road Study to be released + an update on Nestle’s pumping request + a petition to clean up Lake Erie + more ways you can make a difference. KEEP IT CLEAN Last month, EPA Director Scott Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean […]

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Three Years Since the Toledo Water Crisis, Toxic Algae is Still a Problem

Posted on August 2, 2017 by

Alliance for the Great Lakes   •   Freshwater Future Michigan League of Conservation Voters   •   Ohio Environmental Council Lake Erie Clean Up Progress Lags as Region Prepares for Major Summer Algal Bloom   Groups mark third anniversary of Toledo drinking water crisis by reporting on priority actions, setting bar for annual progress by jurisdictions Chicago, IL […]

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Freshwater Weekly 7/27/17: How Donor Dollars Protect Our Waters

Posted on July 27, 2017 by

This week: how donor dollars protect our waters + more ways you can make a difference. GREAT LAKES STRONG This summer, Freshwater Future has expanded our efforts to protect the waters we all depend on for drinking, recreation, and economic stability. We’re proactively anticipating and meeting challenges whenever and wherever our Great Lakes are threatened. […]

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Webinar: Is Enough Being Done to Clean Up Lake Erie?

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

Three years ago, on August 2nd, the unthinkable happened. Toledo, a major Great Lakes city, had to ban drinking the water supply it draws from the lakes. For two and a half days, Toledo area residents could not drink the water flowing from the taps in their homes. Businesses, from restaurants to hair salons to […]

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Freshwater Weekly 7/20/17

Posted on July 20, 2017 by

This week: a northern lights show + freshwater jellyfish + progress on carp + an opportunity to comment on a Great Lakes pipeline study + more ways you can make a difference. LIGHTS ON! The Northern Lights were on display for residents across the northern Great Lakes overnight on Sunday, and what a show! Photographer […]

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Freshwater Weekly 7/13/17

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

This week: a severe forecast for Lake Erie algae + good news on Great Lakes funding + job-stealing carp + ways you can make a difference. LAKE ERIE’S SUMMER FORECAST IS LOOKING GREEN The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Today the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its […]

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Lake Erie Governments Must Do More To Combat Toxic Algae

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Freshwater Future joins several concerned environmental groups in calling upon governments along Lake Erie to take stronger, more proactive steps to reduce the runoff pollution that leads to toxic algal blooms each summer.  Read our press release below, and TAKE ACTION HERE. Alliance […]

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Good News on Great Lakes Funding for 2018

Posted on July 12, 2017 by

The 2018 federal budget proposed by the Trump administration once again zeroes out 100% of the funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), but on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee rejected that proposal, releasing an appropriations bill that fully funds the GLRI. This is promising news! Although the budget battle is far from over, […]

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