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Thank you Flint Community Lab Funders and Partners

Posted on October 13, 2020 by

“Our destiny is not written for us, it’s written by us” — Barack Obama Thanks to many, the vision for a trusted lab where residents could have their water tested for free by Flint residents and provide educational opportunities for youth in the sciences and technology is now a reality.  We are humbled and honored […]

Take Action NOW – Keep Tap Water ON During Covid-19!

Posted on October 9, 2020 by

Recently, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down Governor Whitmer’s moratorium on water shutoffs and restoration of water services to residents. NOW is not the time to resume water shutoffs – we are heading into flu season during a pandemic and the CDC says washing hands frequently is the best prevention to spreading COVID-19. COVID-19 has […]

The First Community-Based Laboratory of Its Kind in the World: The Flint Community Lab Celebrates Grand Opening

Posted on October 9, 2020 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2020 Media Contacts: Shelly Sparks, Flint Development Center – ssparks@flintdc.org /810-422-9833 Leslie Burk, Freshwater Future – leslie@freshwaterfuture.org /231-348-8200 Marcia Gray, Thermo Fisher Scientific/Nalgene Water Fund – mgray@graycreate.com /617-990-7720 The First Community-Based Laboratory of Its Kind in the World: The Flint Community Lab Celebrates Grand Opening Flint, MI – On Friday, […]

Flint Community Lab Celebrates Virtual Grand Opening – Livestreamed on October 9th, 2020!

Posted on October 2, 2020 by

On Friday, October 9th, 2020, 11:00am EST, Flint Community Lab partners, staff, and students along with funders and community leaders will celebrate the grand opening of The McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Lab. The event will be livestreamed to protect public health and follow Covid-19 protocols. Join us as we celebrate the virtual grand opening […]

City of Toledo Receives EPA Grant to Utilize Artificial Intelligence to Identify Lead Water Lines

Posted on October 1, 2020 by

For years, Junction Coalition, a Toledo Community Organization, has partnered with Freshwater Future to tackle water related issues such as: lead service lines, harmful algae blooms (HABS), water disconnection, and many more water-related disparities that directly and indirectly impact minority and low-socioeconomic communities the most. Now, these groups and others are partnering to tackle lead […]

Water Affordability

Posted on October 1, 2020 by
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Water affordability is a growing problem in the United States. Researchers have estimated that within the coming few years, approximately 33% of the U.S. population will have water bills that are not affordable. When determining whether water is affordable, water rates are compared to household income. The United Nations for example, has determined that bills […]

Freshwater Future Applauds WaterLegacy’s Defense for Clean Water

Posted on September 18, 2020 by

Freshwater Future Applauds WaterLegacy As They Continue To Tell PolyMet “No!” Freshwater Future applauds WaterLegacy as they continue to defend Minnesota water quality standards from industry rollbacks to protect the environment and people within the community from a controversial mine project. WaterLegacy has developed a cohort of partners from indigenious tribes and food gatherers to […]

Freshwater Weekly: September 11, 2020

Posted on September 13, 2020 by

THIS WEEK: Fish Elevator Improves Lake Sturgeons Spawning Success Rate + Water Quality: A Focal Point For The Great Lake States + Milwaukee Is Far From Their Goal Of 1,100 Replaced Lead Lines By Year’s End + Fall Project Grants Due September 30!  Fish Elevator Good News for Lake Sturgeon The once abundant population of lake sturgeon […]

2020 Water Is Life Event Goes Virtual September 5-6th

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

A free public event centering indigeneity, water, art, and the power of community Emmet County, MI – The Water Is Life Festival (WILF) is an annual event that celebrates our connection to the water and builds power through community so we can work towards living in a holistic way with the water and protect it […]

Toledo Water Council Fully Supports the $50,000 Grant for Full Lead Line Repair

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

Department of Public Utilities Is Awarded $50,000 For Full Lead Line Repair to families living without their water during COVID-19 The City of Toledo, Department of Neighborhood awarded the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) $50,000 in support of full lead line repair to residents who are currently living without running water in their home. The […]

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