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Freshwater Future Weekly: April 7, 2020

Posted on April 7, 2020 by

April 3, 2020 This week: Water Service Restoration Update + COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities + Federal Judge Allows Flint Water Lawsuit Against Former Gov Snyder to Proceed + Flint mayor announces city-wide curfew effective April 2nd Water Service Restoration Update Michigan: Whitmer orders that homes’ water service be restored amid […]

News Alert: Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP

Posted on April 1, 2020 by

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tiana Starks tianastarks@ts2consulting.com (248) 361-1617 Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP Statewide #TurnWaterOn Collaborative Responds to Governor Gretchen’s Executive Order Detroit, MI (April 1, 2020) – Michigan residents and public health experts are calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer […]

Can You Imagine a Million People in the Great Lakes Region Without Water? While Water Is So Needed for the Pandemic, This is the Reality.

Posted on March 25, 2020 by

Can You Imagine a Million People in the Great Lakes Region Without Water? While Water Is So Needed for the Pandemic, This is the Reality. Now more than ever, people need access to clean and safe water to protect themselves and stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The number one recommendation from medical experts in […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: March 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on March 22, 2020 by

March 20, 2020 SPECIAL EDITION:  Water Issues During COVID-19 Dear Community Partners, During this unprecedented crisis, Freshwater Future’s main priorities are to ensure the safety of our Great Lakes communities and partners and to help sustain public health and well-being. All of us and our families will be dealing with different levels of social, economic […]

Great Lakes Days: Drinking Water Priorities 2020

Posted on March 14, 2020 by

PRIORITIES FOR ENSURING ACCESS TO CLEAN, SAFE, AFFORDABLE, & RELIABLE DRINKING WATER FOR US RESIDENTS Recommendations from Great Lakes Community Leaders—March 2020 Freshwater Future and our partners from communities around the Great Lakes visited Federal Representatives in Washington, D.C. to inform them of concerns and needs to address water safety, toxins in water, and affordability. […]

Freshwater Weekly: March 13, 2020

Posted on March 13, 2020 by

March 13, 2020 Visits with Federal Representatives Highlight Water Issues + Detroit to Restore Water Service to Aid in Coronavirus Prevention + Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie Set Water Level Records in February + POSTPONED–Flint Community Water Lab Grand Opening + Pellston, Michigan Students Help Discover PFAS in Homes Visits with Federal Representatives Highlight […]

Freshwater Weekly: March 6, 2020

Posted on March 6, 2020 by

March 6, 2020 This week:  Worried about what’s in your drinking water? + Chicago River’s History–It’s Complicated + Flint Community Lab Grand Opening March 25  + Freshwater Future Grants Available + Federal Court Knocks Down Lake Erie Bill of Rights Worried about what’s in your drinking water? Doubt is filling millions of homes as toxic chemicals contaminate […]

Freshwater Weekly: February 16th, 2020

Posted on February 17, 2020 by

February 14, 2020 This week: PFAS in Pellston, Michigan Found through Freshwater Future PFAS Testing Program + House Passes Legislation to Boost Great Lakes Cleanup Money + Michigan Teen Turns Plastic Thrown in the Great Lakes into Clothing + South Side Chicago Residents Working on Lead Issues PFAS in Pellston, Michigan Found through Freshwater Future […]

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