Category: News

Board Spotlight – Karen Reinbold

Posted on March 19, 2021 by

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 […]

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Freshwater Weekly: February 12, 2021

Posted on February 16, 2021 by

This week: PFAS Released at Airport in Pellston, Michigan + Chicago Water Supply is Expanding to Joliet and Residents Will Be Paying For It +The Poster Child For Wetland Destruction + Board Spotlight – Stephanie Smith + Freshwater Future Grant Program Webinar on February 25th–Mark Your Calendar PFAS Released at Airport in Pellston, Michigan A […]

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Freshwater Future Applauds Congresswomen Tlaib & Dingell’s Reintroduction of Emergency Water is a Human Right

Posted on January 28, 2021 by

For Immediate Release January 28, 2021 Contact: Jill Ryan, Executive Director (231) 348-8200 Jill@freshwaterfuture.org Petoskey, MI – Today Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell re-introduced the Emergency Water is a Human Right bill. The legislation prohibits any public utility receiving federal funds authorized under the act from turning off energy and water services to Americans […]

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Michigan Legislature Passes Bill to Keep Water on Through March 2021

Posted on December 18, 2020 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 18, 2020 Media Contact: Jill Ryan, Executive Director, Freshwater Future, jill@freshwaterfuture.org , (231)348-8200 ext. 2 (Communities across Michigan)– The Michigan Legislature passed legislation yesterday that prohibits water utilities from shutting off water to residents due to non-payment. The legislation, spearheaded by Senator Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), also requires the restoration of […]

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Alert -Blackman Charter Township Water Does Not Meet Drinking Water Standards!

Posted on November 20, 2020 by

Michigan’s Blackman Charter Township officials announced on November 17, 2020 that the water system is not in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule.  This means homes can experience high lead levels in their water.  Because lead is a highly toxic metal, it is important to take steps to reduce lead if you live in […]

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McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Lab Receives 2020 US Water Prize

Posted on July 17, 2020 by

(Pictured – Shelly Sparks, Flint Development Center Director, presented with the 2020 US Water Prize commemorative glass sculpture)   For Immediate ReleaseJuly 17, 2020 Petoskey and Flint, Michigan – The McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Water Lab, the first of its kind in the world, provides a trusted laboratory for Flint, Michigan residents for water […]

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