Good news for our Great Lakes from the Ontario Government

Posted on February 20, 2015 by

The Great Lakes Protection Act was reintroduced at Queen’s Park this week. If passed, this new law would help to ensure the healthy future of our Great Lakes waters. Freshwater Future and our sister organization Freshwater Future Canada joins other conservation groups across Ontario in applauding the province for moving forward with this important legislation. […]

Healing Our Waters Grants Now Available

Posted on February 11, 2015 by

We are happy to announce the 2015 Healing Our Waters Grant Program. The Program is designed to help groups develop applications for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants and engage the community on existing government-led restoration projects. The HOW Grant Program has been immensely effective in past years, enabling many recipients to successfully apply for GLRI […]

Just for You! Funding & Support

Posted on February 5, 2015 by

The New Year brings renewed funding from Freshwater Future!  We are pleased to invite you to apply to our grant programs and seek our expert advice with our consulting services. Our Grant Opportunities and Membership information for 2015 is now available online. We are one of the only sources of funding for grassroots actions to […]

Grants available for volunteer efforts to clean Michigan’s waters

Posted on December 18, 2014 by

The Michigan DEQ and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of $25,000 for small grants to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program supports grants to local units of government to help clean Michigan waterways. Local units of government may partner with […]

In the Chicago area? Come on over!

Posted on December 5, 2014 by

Treading Water Open House Friday, December 12, 5:30-8:30pm Ted Glasoe Gallery, 600 Davis Street, 2nd Floor, Evanston Have a look around the gallery as you enjoy seasonal bites.  At 6:30pm Freshwater Future staff member, Melanie Welch, will give a brief talk on the state of our lakes, followed by an informal discussion.  Drop by any […]

Make History on December 2 – #GivingTuesday!

Posted on December 1, 2014 by

Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday: December 2, 2014! Kick off the giving season with us this #GivingTuesday to help Freshwater Future ensure a healthy future for the waters in the Great Lakes region. All of us in the Great Lakes region depend on these waters, and in turn this precious resource depends on us to […]

Water, Water Everywhere—But Sometimes Those Drops Can Sink

Posted on November 14, 2014 by

by Todd Ambs (Republished with permission from author, originally posted here) The campaign TV ads have stopped, the robocalls have ended, and the campaign literature is on the way to the recycle bin. We know that we have a more Republican State Legislature, a new Republican Attorney General, and another term for Governor Scott Walker. […]

Freshwater Future Canada Co-Presenting Living on the Edge at the Planet in Focus Film Festival

Posted on October 27, 2014 by

Come and meet Freshwater Future Canada staff on Saturday, November 8 at Planet in Focus, Canada’s largest and longest running environmental film festival.  Freshwater Future Canada is co-presenting the film Living on the Edge, and it can be seen at 11:00 am at the Nat Taylor Theatre, York University in Toronto. Living on the Edge […]

Funding Available from Freshwater Future and Michigan’s Invasive Species Grants Program

Posted on October 24, 2014 by

The leaves are turning and the year end is fast approaching.  Don’t forget about these great funding opportunities through Freshwater Future and the 2014 Michigan Invasive Species Grants Program. Freshwater Future Opportunities Special Opportunity Grants: Fondly referred to as SOGs, these grants are reserved for aquatic habitat protection efforts that may not coincide with the application timeline or grant […]

Freshwater Future Speaking at Chicago’s Green Festival

Posted on October 21, 2014 by

In the Chicago area?  Come out and meet us on Sunday! Freshwater Future’s Associate Director Melanie Welch is a featured speaker at Chicago’s Green Festival on Sunday October 26, 4:30pm at the Lifestyle Stage.  She will be talking about how everyday citizens speak up and protect their local aquatic habitats and local water resources.  Her […]


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