In Response: Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force

Posted on July 14, 2015 by

A partner organization of Freshwater Future released the following statement today about the pipeline under the Straits of Mackinaw. The National Wildlife Federation posted this in response to State of Michigan’s Petroleum Pipeline Task Force report. We agree with these statements and wanted to share them with you. National Wildlife Federation Heralds New Michigan Report as […]

As Asian Carp Advance, We Continue to Fight

Posted on July 1, 2015 by

Alarmingly, young Asian carp were found about 33 miles closer to Lake Michigan than they have been in the past. This is likely due to better spawning conditions producing more babies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presented this information in a briefing to lawmakers and others in Washington D.C. yesterday.  Other frightening findings include […]

Exciting news for the weekend!

Posted on June 13, 2015 by

Freshwater Future, along with our partners, are proud to announcing the following: Alliance for the Great Lakes • Environmental Defence Canada • Environmental Defense Fund Freshwater Future • Michigan League of Conservation Voters • National Wildlife Federation Ohio Environmental Council Groups Applaud Commitment to Healthy Lake Erie Free from Harmful Algal Blooms (Friday, June 12, […]

Sign On to Help by Wednesday the 27th to Help Lake Erie

Posted on May 20, 2015 by

We have an important opportunity toward winning the fight for a healthy Lake Erie. Report after report by leading university researchers and government agencies show that the science is clear: dissolved phosphorus from agricultural runoff is driving the resurgence of harmful algal blooms. On June 12th the Great Lakes governors and premiers will be attending […]

A Partner Update on Lake Erie Alive

Posted on May 14, 2015 by

Lake Erie Alive is featured in a new article published by Tides Canada. With Tides Canada and Canadian Freshwater Alliance, we are excited to take part in facilitating a lasting solution to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. Check out the article, as well as Tides Canada’s new website.

Michigan Legislators Poised to Take Your Right to Information Away

Posted on May 13, 2015 by

There is a bill moving in the state legislature that would use “national security” as justification for taking away citizens’ rights under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. Under the bill basic information “about the production, generation, transportation, transmission, or distribution of fuel or energy” would be exempt from Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. That means […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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