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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Benton Harbor Community Water Council and Freshwater Future Call on Governor Whitmer to Fully Protect Benton Harbor Residents’ From Lead

Posted on September 8, 2021 by

September 8, 2021, Benton Harbor, MI – Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced $20 million over the next five years to remove and replace lead service lines in Benton Harbor. Over the past 3 years, Benton Harbor residents have been subjected to high lead levels, with the latest samples being as high as 24 parts per […]

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Freshwater Future Announces Project Grant Recipients – Spring 2021 Cycle

Posted on June 30, 2021 by

This spring, Freshwater Future has awarded five groups with Project Grants to provide financial assistance for projects that promote water protection. These grants range from $500 to $5,000 and were awarded to community groups working to promote river, lake, shoreline, wetland, groundwater, and drinking water protection within the Great Lakes Basin. Listed are our five […]

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Board Spotlight – Dr. Robert Letscher

Posted on April 30, 2021 by

Dr. Robert Letscher serves as Board Secretary and has been a Freshwater Future Board Member since January 2019. Rob lives in Durham along the New Hampshire seacoast where he is a professional Earth scientist and assistant professor of chemical oceanography at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include illuminating the ways in which […]

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Women, Water, & Wellness Provides Support to Nonprofits

Posted on March 26, 2021 by

It takes energy, commitment, and stamina to be a leader of community based and grassroots organizations and this is additionally challenging during COVID-19.  For over 25 years, Freshwater Future, through our consulting services, has helped leaders to run their organizations.  This year we are conducting a special program to help our partners with self-care and […]

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States Lead the Way in Regulating Certain PFAS Due to Lack of Action at the Federal Level

Posted on November 4, 2020 by

Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) can be found just about everywhere these days. Some of the first products that used PFAS were non-stick cookware.  PFAS can now be found in such items as clothes and shoes, carpets, couches, food wrappers, fire fighting foam and so much more. It also is found in our air, soil, […]

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Provides Funding for Lead Service Line Replacement

Posted on October 29, 2020 by

There are an estimated 6.1 to 9.3 million lead service lines – pipes carrying drinking water – across the country. Ohio is second in the nation for lead service lines at an estimated 650,000 lead service lines carrying water to families’ homes, second only to IL. While it is unclear how much money it will […]

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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 […]

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