Board Spotlight – Melanie Welch

Posted on May 27, 2021 by

Melanie Welch is currently a Board Member of Freshwater Future and the Deputy Director of the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, where she develops national informal education programs and professional development opportunities for libraries, and librarians, of all types throughout the United States. Melanie is a veteran non-profit professional, with additional experience in outcomes-based […]

Freshwater Weekly: May 21, 2021

Posted on May 21, 2021 by

THIS WEEK: Feasibility Study Started for a Spaceport on Lake Superior Shores + Open Public Comment Period on Pollution Status of the Ashtabula River + First Nation Request for Herbicide Ban Gets Support from Green Party in Canada + Dr. Al Gredicks Calls for Greater Dam Safety and More Inspections + Plastics Found in Great Lakes, Our Food, […]

Freshwater Weekly: May 14, 2021

Posted on May 14, 2021 by

This week: New York Extends Moratorium that Prevents Utility Companies From Disconnecting Utilities + Urge the U.S. EPA to Keep PFAS Out of Our Water + Hundreds Protest Pipeline Operation + $9M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Available for Stormwater Projects + UIC Freshwater Lab Student Creates Art Activism with Lake Michigan Collage Project  New York Governor Signs Legislation Extending Moratorium that […]

Freshwater Weekly: May 7, 2021

Posted on May 7, 2021 by

This week: Dr. Rob Letscher — Board Spotlight + Groups Continue Fight to Protect a River from an Open Pit Mining Project + Bureaucracy Blamed for Poor Communication + Need Our Water Urges More Aggressive PFAS Cleanup + CPI International Generously Donates a Portion of Sales to Freshwater Future Dr. Robert Letscher — Board Spotlight […]

Freshwater Weekly: April 30, 2021

Posted on May 3, 2021 by

April 30, 2021 This week: Chicago Water Council Enrolling People in Utility Bill Relief Program + Ohio Organizations Request $1 Billion for Safer Water + U.S. Infrastructure Bill Moves Forward with Bipartisan Support + Two Love Birds — Monty and Rose Chicago Water Council Enrolling People in Utility Bill Relief Program The Chicago Water Council’s Jeff Whitelow has […]

Board Spotlight – Dr. Robert Letscher

Posted on April 30, 2021 by

Dr. Robert Letscher serves as Board Secretary and has been a Freshwater Future Board Member since January 2019. Rob lives in Durham along the New Hampshire seacoast where he is a professional Earth scientist and assistant professor of chemical oceanography at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include illuminating the ways in which […]

Ohio Organizations Seeking Endorsements for $1 Billion Request for Safer Water

Posted on April 30, 2021 by

A variety of Ohio, Regional, and National organizations, representing medical, environmental, housing, and community interests, are requesting $1 billion of the proposed more than $5 billion the state will receive in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to be dedicated to residential full lead service line replacements. Ohio is second in […]


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