Category: Grassroots Groups at Work

A Vision for the Future of Water

Posted on October 26, 2017 by

For the past month, Freshwater Future staff members have been traveling around the Great Lakes to learn what water means to residents and what we all envision for the future. Living in the Great Lakes region, we are surrounded by lakes, rivers, wetlands, and shorelines. Yet daily there are threats to our waters. Community voices […]

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All About Water Meeting

Posted on February 15, 2017 by

If there’s one thing people in Flint and Detroit have in common, it’s passion. On February 1st, I had the honor of meeting with over 90 dedicated activists, lawyers, community organizers, funders, and leaders – all of whom share a deep desire to improve the quality and accessibility of water in their communities. The meeting, […]

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2013-2015 Report Available

Posted on October 24, 2016 by

The theme of our newly published report is Democracy in Action and we highlight the importance of people participating in efforts that benefit our waters and make our democratic process work. Take a few minutes to check out the report and celebrate how by working together we are creating a Great Lakes community that takes […]

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Healing Our Waters Grants Now Available

Posted on February 11, 2015 by

We are happy to announce the 2015 Healing Our Waters Grant Program. The Program is designed to help groups develop applications for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants and engage the community on existing government-led restoration projects. The HOW Grant Program has been immensely effective in past years, enabling many recipients to successfully apply for GLRI […]

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In the Chicago area? Come on over!

Posted on December 5, 2014 by

Treading Water Open House Friday, December 12, 5:30-8:30pm Ted Glasoe Gallery, 600 Davis Street, 2nd Floor, Evanston Have a look around the gallery as you enjoy seasonal bites.  At 6:30pm Freshwater Future staff member, Melanie Welch, will give a brief talk on the state of our lakes, followed by an informal discussion.  Drop by any […]

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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 […]

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