Women Water & Wellness Webinar SeriesClick here to learn more!

Register for January’s Women-Water-Wellness Seminar 

All are welcome to join us for this self-care online session on January 21, 2021, 10:30a.m.-noon (EST) to learn how to overcome the trauma of 2020 and bring prosperity and capacity-building to your organization in 2021. Back by popular demand, nationally known trauma-informed care expert, Jonathon Relucio of Spirit Rock will provide guidance to help with stress and productivity. We’ll also discuss how we can meet the needs of our frontline community and what Freshwater Future has planned for 2021. Part of the monthly Women-Water-Wellness seminar series. Pre-registration required.

Q&A Webinar  – Project Grants 2021 Spring Cycle

Please join Freshwater Future for an informative Q&A online session to learn more about the 2021 Project Grants Program.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 10:00am (EST)

To register, please click here.

Pre-registration required. Registration deadline – February 23, 2021.Online webinar via Zoom (a link to meeting details will be sent to registrant’s email prior to the event).

Thank you and we look forward to helping you! For questions, please email or call (231)348-8200.

Democratizing Water Affordability Online Discussion

March 22, 4-5:30pm EST


2020 Freshwater Hero Award Recipient Virtual Online Ceremony!


Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, 12-12:45pm (EST)

We thought it fitting to hold this virtual event on Earth Day as a way to celebrate the people, organizations, and communities throughout the Great Lakes Region who are committed to protecting our earth’s precious freshwater resources.

This live virtual celebration is open to the public! 

Click HERE to register!

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Please register by Wednesday, April 21th. A zoom meeting link will be sent to your email the morning of the event. For questions or more information, please contact Leslie Burk,, 231.348-8200 ext 4.

Water Is Life Festival 

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

10am-9pm (EST)

Conkling Heritage Park, Mackinaw City, MI – (planned In-person)

Free Event – All Are Welcome!

Vist the festival’s facebook page for more information and updates –

A Gathering to celebrate our connection with the water through music, community, art and food. Water is essential to all life. We shall gather together to gain better understanding of our relationship with it and celebrate our love for water.

The Great Lakes: Defining Our Region and Our Way of Life”

presented by Jill M. Ryan, Executive Director, Freshwater Future

Scarrow Friday Forum – Bay View Association

July 9, 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am Scarrow Friday Forum
Hall Auditorium
1725 Encampment
Bay View, MI

For more information, click here.

Great Lakes Network Bi-Monthly Meeting

Meeting – held online through Zoom, 3rd Thursday in January, March, May, July, September, and November – 11am (EST)

Members of the Great Lakes Network are invited to bi-monthly, virtual meetings where we identify opportunities to take action, share lessons and information across jurisdictions, and reflect on strategies.

Joining is easy! Membership in the Great Lakes Network is open to all non-governmental organizations, funders, indigenous groups and
individuals whose work is aligned with advancing Great Lakes policy and are sponsored by a current member.

For more information, visit the Great Lakes Network website. To inquire about becoming a member, please email Kristy Meyer at

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