Author: melanie

Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Posted on April 22, 2015 by

Reblogged with permission from Nancy Goucher, Environmental Defence staff member and Freshwater Future Canada board member The protection and restoration of the Great Lakes needs to be a top priority for the province. That’s why a group of forty tourist, health, faith-based and environmental organizations (including Environmental Defence) sent a joint submission to the province […]

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Lake Superior Binational Forum Funding Has Been Eliminated by US EPA

Posted on March 26, 2015 by

Please read this important message from our friends at the Lake Superior Binational Forum: The Lake Superior Binational Forum is saddened to say that funding from the popular Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) used to support our outreach programs will end when the Forum’s current grant expires in […]

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Lake Erie Algal Blooms are Preventable

Posted on February 25, 2015 by

Even though the region is firmly in winter’s grip, spring is on its way and the same factors that lead to the toxic algal blooms each summer in western Lake Erie will return once again. Even more concerning: thanks to previous damage to the lake, the impacts of invasive zebra and quagga mussels that exacerbate […]

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Good news for our Great Lakes from the Ontario Government

Posted on February 20, 2015 by

The Great Lakes Protection Act was reintroduced at Queen’s Park this week. If passed, this new law would help to ensure the healthy future of our Great Lakes waters. Freshwater Future and our sister organization Freshwater Future Canada joins other conservation groups across Ontario in applauding the province for moving forward with this important legislation. […]

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Healing Our Waters Grants Now Available

Posted on February 11, 2015 by

We are happy to announce the 2015 Healing Our Waters Grant Program. The Program is designed to help groups develop applications for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants and engage the community on existing government-led restoration projects. The HOW Grant Program has been immensely effective in past years, enabling many recipients to successfully apply for GLRI […]

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Just for You! Funding & Support

Posted on February 5, 2015 by

The New Year brings renewed funding from Freshwater Future!  We are pleased to invite you to apply to our grant programs and seek our expert advice with our consulting services. Our Grant Opportunities and Membership information for 2015 is now available online. We are one of the only sources of funding for grassroots actions to […]

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Grants available for volunteer efforts to clean Michigan’s waters

Posted on December 18, 2014 by

The Michigan DEQ and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of $25,000 for small grants to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program supports grants to local units of government to help clean Michigan waterways. Local units of government may partner with […]

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In the Chicago area? Come on over!

Posted on December 5, 2014 by

Treading Water Open House Friday, December 12, 5:30-8:30pm Ted Glasoe Gallery, 600 Davis Street, 2nd Floor, Evanston Have a look around the gallery as you enjoy seasonal bites.  At 6:30pm Freshwater Future staff member, Melanie Welch, will give a brief talk on the state of our lakes, followed by an informal discussion.  Drop by any […]

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Make History on December 2 – #GivingTuesday!

Posted on December 1, 2014 by

Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday: December 2, 2014! Kick off the giving season with us this #GivingTuesday to help Freshwater Future ensure a healthy future for the waters in the Great Lakes region. All of us in the Great Lakes region depend on these waters, and in turn this precious resource depends on us to […]

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