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 […]

Freshwater Future Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending with a Purpose

Posted on October 15, 2014 by

Freshwater Future has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday […]

Health of the Great Lakes is Key to the Economic Future of Ontario

Posted on October 13, 2014 by

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recently released her mandate letters to her Ministers, including one to Environment Minister Glen Murray.  The letter instructs the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on their priorities for the next four years.  Key amongst these is the development of a new long-term climate change strategy for Ontario.  Freshwater Future […]

Groups Applaud Great Lakes Mayors’ Water Quality Summit and Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Pollution to Great Lakes

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

Environmental and conservation groups are applauding mayors from around the region for convening a Great Lakes Water Quality Summit held today, September 24,  in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting, organized by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, comes on the heels of a number of drinking water bans impacting 500,000 Americans […]

Are We Prepared For An Emergency?

Posted on September 19, 2014 by

On September 17, a phantom pipeline broke and pretended to spill oil in the Indian River in Cheboygan County—part of Michigan’s beautiful 40-mile Inland Waterway.  Thankfully, this pipeline break was only a simulation to help emergency staff prepare and practice for an actual spill. Freshwater Future appreciates the effort of all the parties involved to […]

Great Lakes Week: Learn More About Algae Blooms

Posted on September 12, 2014 by

Interested in learning more about harmful algae blooms?  Then you’ll want to catch this special report produced and aired during Great Lakes Week.  And about 19 minutes in to it, see our Jill Ryan talk about our report, Clean, not Green: Tackling Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes, which recommends solutions to Lake Erie’s algae […]

Great Lakes Week: Watch Live Now

Posted on September 10, 2014 by

Great Lakes Week and the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition meeting is going on this week in Grand Rapids, Michigan…and Freshwater Future is there! Ten years ago, scientists were warning us that the most significant fresh water resource on the planet – our Great Lakes – was on the brink of a complete ecosystem breakdown.  […]


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