Freshwater Future’s 2021 #GivingTuesday – Give the Gift of Clean Water!

Posted on November 22, 2021 by

#GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity taking place on November 30th. This day is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. Across the Great Lakes, Freshwater Future believes building the capacity of local groups and community […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: November 19, 2021

Posted on November 19, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: Special Focus Edition: Multi-Nation Negotiations Indigenous Governments Invoking Their Treaty Rights in Line 5 Talks In the ongoing battle to ensure the twin, five-mile pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac, carrying 23 million gallons of petroleum liquids daily, don’t leak into Lakes Michigan and Huron, twelve Michigan tribes have asked for representation […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: November 12, 2021

Posted on November 12, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: U.S. Passes Over $1 Trillion Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act + Benton Harbor Community Water Council Persistence Results in Actions + Ontario government provides $2.5 million for community-based Great Lakes initiatives + Five Things You Can Do to Protect the Great Lakes + Funding for Fish and Wildlife Restoration Available + Update on Asphalt […]

Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill and Build Back Better Act: What does this mean for water funding?

Posted on November 10, 2021 by

Late Friday night on November 5th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bi-partisan $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act. It had been lingering in the House as House leadership awaited the Senate’s passage of a package called the Build Back Better (BBB) Act, a $3.5 trillion spending plan. House leadership had wanted to […]

Actions to Address High Lead Levels in Drinking Water Due to Benton Harbor Residents’ Leadership

Posted on November 9, 2021 by

Last week 9,000 cases of water were delivered and distributed to Benton Harbor, Michigan residents by volunteers with the Benton Harbor Community Water Council. The water was provided by the state after Governor Whitmer signed an executive directive on October 14 to “coordinate all available state resources to deliver safe drinking water to residents in […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: November 5, 2021

Posted on November 5, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: All About Water’s Convening Returns Beginning of Next Year + Michigan Governor Using State’s Purchasing Power to Reduce PFAS + It’s at the Tap that Drinking Water Must Be Safe! All About Water’s Convening Returns Beginning of Next Year Freshwater Future’s All About Water convening in October was incredibly impactful. The focus was how […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: October 29, 2021

Posted on October 29, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: WIN – States’ and Tribes’ Authority to Prevent Harm from Federal Projects Restored + Radio-Canada Interview with Freshwater Future Canada on the Warming Lakes + Michigan Water Bottler Changing Permit Request + Opportunity to Provide Input to Ontario on Great Lakes Strategy WIN: States’ and Tribes’ Authority to Prevent Harm from Federal Projects Restored  A federal judge in California vacated […]

Freshwater Future Canada Program Director Featured in Radio-Canada News Story about the Great Lakes

Posted on October 27, 2021 by

Andrea Dube, Freshwater Future’s Canada Program Director discusses warm water tempertaures impacting the Great Lakes ecosystem during an interview with Radio Canada. Access the full story (in French) here. ICI Nord de l’Ontario, Radio-Canada October 25, 2021  – Ezra Belotte-Cousineau (translated into English through Google translation) The Great Lakes Underwater Heat Wave The temperature of […]

For Immediate Release: Blue Triton/Nestle Gives up Controversial Permit Seeks backdoor to increase withdrawal

Posted on October 26, 2021 by

Media Contact: Board President, Peggy Case (main) 231-275-2244 for texting (cell) 248-736-9703 October 26, 2021 – Blue Triton Brands Inc., formerly Nestle Waters North America, sent a letter to EGLE on September 28, 2021 announcing that they “will not be utilizing the water withdrawal capacity authorized by the permit” for its White Pine Springs […]


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