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All About Water Meeting

Posted on February 15, 2017

If there’s one thing people in Flint and Detroit have in common, it’s passion. On February 1st, I had the honor of meeting with over 90 dedicated activists, lawyers, community organizers, funders, and leaders – all of whom share a deep desire to improve the quality and accessibility of water in their communities. The meeting, […]

Plan 2014 Approved by the International Joint Commission

Posted on December 23, 2016

The International Joint Commission (IJC) recently approved Plan 2014 – good news for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and for the organizations who have worked so hard over many years to make it happen. We’d like to give special mention to Save the River, one of our Great Lakes Network grantees, who has […]

Federal Funding for Flint and Great Lakes Restoration Approved

Posted on December 14, 2016

This is great news for our friends in Flint, MI and the Great Lakes. The press release below from our friends and colleagues with the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition shares more details about the funding approved by Congress, and signed by the President into law a few days later. Coalition Applauds Great Lakes Investments […]

News on Nestle: DEQ overruled computer model

Posted on November 23, 2016

Yesterday, November 22, 2016, MLive posted the following article: DEQ overruled computer model that flunked Nestle groundwater bid “LANSING, MI — When the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ran the numbers on the proposed Nestle groundwater pumping increase near Evart, the computer model used to evaluate the effect such a large water withdrawal might have […]

Nestle’s permit to pump more water

Posted on November 18, 2016

Michigan Radio outlines why Nestle’s permit to pump more water almost went unnoticed. Early in the week of November 28th, Freshwater Future will offer organizations in the basin the opportunity to sign onto comments. Learn how it almost went unnoticed with Michigan Radio’s story, available here:  Nestle’s permit to pump more water almost went unnoticed. State […]

Conservation Groups Applaud Michigan’s Inclusion of Lake Erie in Impaired Waters Report

Posted on November 10, 2016

CONSERVATION GROUPS APPLAUD MICHIGAN’S INCLUSION OF LAKE ERIE IN IMPAIRED WATERS REPORT Ohio and EPA regulators are encouraged to follow suit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, MI, November 10, 2016 – Today, for the first time, Governor Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) listed the open waters of western Lake Erie as impaired […]

2013-2015 Report Available

Posted on October 24, 2016

The theme of our newly published report is Democracy in Action and we highlight the importance of people participating in efforts that benefit our waters and make our democratic process work. Take a few minutes to check out the report and celebrate how by working together we are creating a Great Lakes community that takes […]

Aquila Mine Comment Opportunity

Posted on October 5, 2016 Across the country sulfide mining has been polluting surface and/or groundwater with acid mine drainage, sulfuric acid and/or toxic metals.

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality is poised to approve a massive, 83 acre, open pit sulfide mine, with on-site processing and tailings, all within 150 feet of the biggest river system in the Upper Peninsula, the Menominee River. If there is any hope of stopping this terrible project it’s going to take YOU and many […]

Great Lakes Advocates Gather in Sandusky, Ohio to Earn Commitments from Clinton, Trump

Posted on September 21, 2016

Want to know what the presidential candidates positions are on protecting our Great Lakes?   Find out via live broadcast on September 22. Trump rep Mike Budzik, past chief, Ohio Division of Wildlife under Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, and Clinton rep David Hayes, former deputy secretary, Department of Interior in Obama Administration, to attend candidate […]

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