Freshwater Weekly: April 23, 2021

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April 23, 2021 This week: Celebrate Earth Day By Raising Your Voice + People Aren’t Drinking Their Tap Water Because They Don’t Trust It + Pipeline Tunnel Review to Consider Greenhouse Gas Emissions + Ontario Agencies to Test Smelt for Forever Chemicals (PFAS) Celebrate Earth Day By Raising Your Voice Community water leaders from around the Great […]

Freshwater Weekly: April 16, 2021

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April 16, 2021 In preparation for Earth Day next week, this issue brings opportunities for celebration and action. This week: PFAS Action Act Would Set Drinking Water Standards + Don’t Miss the Celebration + Keep Water On–Restore the Prohibition on Water Shutoffs! + High Levels of Lead in Drinking Water – We Need Faster Action National PFAS Action Act Would […]

Freshwater Weekly: April 9, 2021

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April 9, 2021 This week: Celebrate Freshwater Heroes, April 22nd Virtual Event + Keep Water On–Restore the Prohibition on Water Shutoffs! + Illinois Has the Most Lead Water Infrastructure + Michigan Governor Uses Defense Law on PFAS Clean-up at Air Force Base + Stop U.S. EPA’s Rule to Loosen Criminal Enforcement Standards for State Clean Water Act Programs  […]

Freshwater Weekly: April 2, 2021

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April 2, 2021 This week: Pandemic Relief Bill Includes Water Funding – What Your Community Can Do + Community Based Opportunity: NEW Communications Grant + New York Resources for Water Quality – Let’s Share Online Tools + More Than 500 Families in the Town of Campbell, Wisconsin Ask for Water + In Ohio, Virtual Walleye Help Solve […]

Freshwater Weekly: March 26, 2021

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March 26, 2021 This week: Women, Water, & Wellness Provides Support to Nonprofits + Fix-A-Leak Program Will Repair Plumbing for 200 Michigan Residents + Wetland Permit for Mine Suspended to Assess Impacts on Tribal Waters Women, Water, & Wellness Provides Support to Nonprofits With so much happening in families and the world around us during COVID-19 as […]

Women, Water, & Wellness Provides Support to Nonprofits

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It takes energy, commitment, and stamina to be a leader of community based and grassroots organizations and this is additionally challenging during COVID-19.  For over 25 years, Freshwater Future, through our consulting services, has helped leaders to run their organizations.  This year we are conducting a special program to help our partners with self-care and […]

Freshwater Weekly: March 19, 2021

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March 19, 2021 This week: Helping Others Make a Difference: Board Spotlight + Michigan Residents Outraged by 8-month Disclosure Gap on PFAS + New York Legislature Moving Budget Bills for COVID Recovery, But Excludes Water Shut-Off Protections +Flint Water Crisis Update–Attorneys Want Large Percentage of Settlement Fees + World Water Day Helping Others Make a Difference: Board […]

Board Spotlight – Karen Reinbold

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Helping Others Make a Difference. I grew up on the Great South Bay on Long Island, New York, surrounded by beautiful wetlands. I still have memories of the bullrushes swaying in the ocean breeze on warm summer evenings. My family never took the area wetlands for granted, though; I knew how fragile they were even […]

Freshwater Weekly: March 12, 2021

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March 12, 2021 This week: Farmers’ Voluntary Pollution Reductions Aren’t Enough + Reporter Finds PFAS Everywhere, Even in His Cat + State is Urging West Michigan Residents to Get Tested for PFAS +Toxic Forever Chemical Updates Around the Region + High Lead Levels Found in Minnesota Venison After 10 Year Study  Fifty-nine years after Rachel Carson published […]


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