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Freshwater Future Weekly: January 14, 2022

Posted on January 14, 2022 by

THIS WEEK: You Are Invited: All About Water Symposium, Securing Federal Infrastructure Dollars + Personal and Organizational Wellness Online Series 2022 + Ontario government plans to build new highways through provincial Greenbelt + You May Be Eligible for Financial Assistance for Your Water Bill You Are Invited: All About Water Symposium, Securing Federal Infrastructure Dollars Freshwater […]

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Freshwater Future Still Benefiting from Environmental Fellow – Thank You Sanchez!

Posted on December 22, 2021 by

This year, we were fortunate to connect with Sanchez Rolle through the Yale Environmental Fellows Program.  Sanchez worked on projects with Freshwater Future to ensure educational information about lead in drinking water would get to families in the region. Sanchez put it this way, “Freshwater Future has been a driving force impacting policies to protect […]

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Freshwater Future Canada Program Director Featured in Radio-Canada News Story about the Great Lakes

Posted on October 27, 2021 by

Andrea Dube, Freshwater Future’s Canada Program Director discusses warm water tempertaures impacting the Great Lakes ecosystem during an interview with Radio Canada. Access the full story (in French) here. ICI Nord de l’Ontario, Radio-Canada October 25, 2021  – Ezra Belotte-Cousineau (translated into English through Google translation) The Great Lakes Underwater Heat Wave The temperature of […]

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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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