Case Studies: Water Justice Toolkit

Posted on July 8, 2021 by

Excerpts from American River’s “Water Justice Toolkit: A Guide to Address Environmental Inequities in Frontline Communities” CLEAN AND SAFE WATER GUIDE (Page 30) COMMUNITY CASE STUDY: WORKING WITH RESIDENTS TO ENSURESAFE DRINKING WATER When a municipality issues an advisory on elevated lead levels in drinking water, residents are alarmed and looking for answers. Is my […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 1, 2021

Posted on July 1, 2021 by

THIS WEEK:  Freshwater Future Awards Water Protection Grants + Federal Infrastructure Funds Targeted for Water Systems in Michigan + 750 Homes Losing Water After Water Shutoff Moratorium Expired + Campaign Targets Boaters to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species Freshwater Future Awards Water Protection Grants This spring, Freshwater Future has awarded five groups with Project Grants to provide […]

Freshwater Future Announces Project Grant Recipients – Spring 2021 Cycle

Posted on June 30, 2021 by

This spring, Freshwater Future has awarded five groups with Project Grants to provide financial assistance for projects that promote water protection. These grants range from $500 to $5,000 and were awarded to community groups working to promote river, lake, shoreline, wetland, groundwater, and drinking water protection within the Great Lakes Basin. Listed are our five […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 25, 2021

Posted on June 25, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: Toledo Water Council and Junction Coalition Collaborative Successes + Freshwater Future’s Own Jill Ryan Speaks at Bay View + Federal Review of Line 5 Pipeline Will Be In-Depth Environmental Analysis + Judge Blocks Golf Course Permit, Preserving Wetlands and Dunes on Lake Michigan + Benton Harbor and Highland Park Speak to USEPA to Get Lead Out […]

Toledo Water Council Makes Progress on Water Affordability

Posted on June 25, 2021 by

By Alexis Smith, Freshwater Future Staff Member and Junction Community Resident In 2018, the City of Toledo pushed through a plan to regionalize governance of the Toledo water utility that sells water to suburbs at wholesale prices and substantially increases water rates for residents living in the City. Toledo rates are expected to increase by […]

Judge blocks golf course permit, preserving rare ecosystems in Wisconsin

Posted on June 25, 2021 by

On May 28th, 2021, a Wisconsin judge denied the Kohler Co.’s request to reinstate a development permit for a golf course, previously granted to them from Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in 2017. The Friends of Black River Forest challenged the permit decision claiming that the environmental impact statement was incomplete and had some […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 18, 2021

Posted on June 18, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: Juneteenth — How Freedom Has Evolved + Chemical Companies Hid Health Dangers of Forever Chemicals + Sturgeon For Tomorrow Black Lake Chapter Receives Grant for Sturgeon Restoration in Saginaw Bay + Community Summer Events Juneteenth — How Freedom Has Evolved       By Brandon Tyus As an African American team member of Freshwater Future, I’d […]

Freshwater Weekly: June 11, 2021

Posted on June 11, 2021 by

June 11, 2021 THIS WEEK: Bills Will Allow Sand and Gravel Mining Near Residential Areas +  Scientists are Awarded $1 million to Fight Microplastics + Low Precipitation Contributes to Loss of 25 Trillion Gallons in Great Lakes + Federal Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging Introduced Bills Will Allow Sand and Gravel Mining Near Residential Areas Michigan […]

Freshwater Weekly: June 4, 2021

Posted on June 4, 2021 by

June 4, 2021 THIS WEEK: Push For Historic Investments In Water & Sewer Infrastructure + Permit Requests Sand and Acid Rock Dam for Waste Storage + Administration Hopes to Replace Our Nation’s Lead Lines + PFAS Found in Home Garden Fertilizers Push for Historic Investments in Water & Sewer Infrastructure A press event on Monday in Toledo, Ohio […]

Freshwater Weekly: May 28, 2021

Posted on May 28, 2021 by

May 28, 2021 THIS WEEK: Board Spotlight – Melanie Welch + Freshwater Future Spearheads Billion Dollar Ask to Ohio Legislature and Governor + Maryland Takes Positive Step with ‘Safe School Drinking Water Act’ + Studies Find PFAS in Breast Milk + COVID-19 Pandemic Shines a Light on Need for Safe, Clean, and Affordable Water Board Spotlight […]


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