Category: News

Judge blocks golf course permit, preserving rare ecosystems in Wisconsin

Posted on June 25, 2021 by

On May 28th, 2021, a Wisconsin judge denied the Kohler Co.’s request to reinstate a development permit for a golf course, previously granted to them from Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in 2017. The Friends of Black River Forest challenged the permit decision claiming that the environmental impact statement was incomplete and had some […]

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Freshwater Weekly: June 11, 2021

Posted on June 11, 2021 by

June 11, 2021 THIS WEEK: Bills Will Allow Sand and Gravel Mining Near Residential Areas +  Scientists are Awarded $1 million to Fight Microplastics + Low Precipitation Contributes to Loss of 25 Trillion Gallons in Great Lakes + Federal Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging Introduced Bills Will Allow Sand and Gravel Mining Near Residential Areas Michigan […]

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Freshwater Weekly: June 4, 2021

Posted on June 4, 2021 by

June 4, 2021 THIS WEEK: Push For Historic Investments In Water & Sewer Infrastructure + Permit Requests Sand and Acid Rock Dam for Waste Storage + Administration Hopes to Replace Our Nation’s Lead Lines + PFAS Found in Home Garden Fertilizers Push for Historic Investments in Water & Sewer Infrastructure A press event on Monday in Toledo, Ohio […]

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Freshwater Weekly: May 28, 2021

Posted on May 28, 2021 by

May 28, 2021 THIS WEEK: Board Spotlight – Melanie Welch + Freshwater Future Spearheads Billion Dollar Ask to Ohio Legislature and Governor + Maryland Takes Positive Step with ‘Safe School Drinking Water Act’ + Studies Find PFAS in Breast Milk + COVID-19 Pandemic Shines a Light on Need for Safe, Clean, and Affordable Water Board Spotlight […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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