This Week: Registration Deadline Extended Until June 10th for All About Water Virtual Event; Benton Harbor Community Marches For Clean Water; Meet One of Our Spring Project Grantees: Environment North; Freshwater Future Receives Funding for the Great Lakes Network from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation; Pivotal Hearing Day for Fond Du Lac Band’s Efforts to Protect Lake Superior
This event intended to put the water crisis in plain view. Concerned residents, allies, and environmental justice leaders met at Harbor Harvest Urban Ministries to hear from speakers.
This Week: Assistance is Now Available for Past Due Water Bills – Please Share! + Thank you to Cassie Chen for her work for Freshwater Future Canada + Less Severe Harmful Algal Blooms Projected for Lake Erie + The Justice Department to Focus on Environmental Justice with New Office
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program, or LIHWAP is a new federal program that provides funding and prioritizes reconnecting households’ water and assisting those with imminent shutoffs.
THIS WEEK: Detroit Replacing Lead Water Lines in Several Neighborhoods; The Power of Community Action in An Asphalt Plant Permit Denial; Indigenous Women Voice Concerns Over Proposed Pipeline Expansion Running Through Wisconsin; Chicagwa: Chicago’s Drinking Water Distraction
In late spring and summer 2022, Lead service lines are being replaced in Detroit neighborhoods according to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. If construction crews are replacing pipes at or near your residence, we recommend taking the precautionary steps to FLUSH, FILTER, and use COLD water for drinking, cooking, and baby formula. Check out Freshwater Future’s lead toolkit for tips on how to reduce your exposure.
THIS WEEK: Take Action to Prevent Asphalt Facility in Detroit Residential Communities + Algae Impacts Housing Prices + Peshtigo Asks EPA for Superfund Designation + Update: Joliet, IL Cost of Lake Michigan for Future Drinking Water Source + Register for All About Water Virtual Event
THIS WEEK: EPA Recommends Denial of Mining Permit + Register for All About Water Virtual Event + Opportunities Await to Protect Ohio’s Waters + Michigan Adopts Climate Plan
THIS WEEK: A Win for Water the Crisis: Flint Community Lab’s Website Launch; Take Action to Protect Lake Superior from Mining Pollution; Current Guidelines are Not Enough to Protect Against Road Salt Pollution; Issue Update–Ohio Governor Signs Law that Weakens Regulations on Streams; Freshwater Future’s Helpful Online Tools
THIS WEEK: Words Are Inadequate in Response to Patrick Lyoya’s Death: What You Can Do on Earth Day to Help Protect Our Planet; Asphalt Facility in Detroit Appeals Decision After Permit Denial; Your Help Needed to Take Advantage of a Historic Opportunity to Upgrade Public Water Systems; Save the Date and Register for All About Water Virtual Event; Freshwater Voices Newsletter – Latest Issue Now Available Online