All About Water 2021 Virtual Convening

October 20th and November 17, 2021


Women Water & Wellness Webinar SeriesClick here to learn more!

Register for the 2021 Women-Water-Wellness Seminar Series

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, please email to see if space is still available.

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.


Show Your Lake Erie Love on Social Media, August 25th, 2021 with #WeAreLakeErie


As western Lake Erie continues to be plagued by annual—and sometimes toxic—algal blooms, Ontarians and Americans are being asked to join in a social media rallying cry for urgent action to protect the lake and, along with it, drinking water for millions of people. People can participate in this 4th annual social media event by sharing Lake Erie stories and photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag #WeAreLakeErie to help create a virtual wave of support for the lake to demonstrate to decision-makers the important role the lake plays in the lives of so many people. The event was created in 2017 by three Canadian environmental organizations: Environmental Defence Canada, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, and Freshwater Future Canada.

Please join Freshwater Future for an informative Q&A online session to learn more about the 2021 Project Grants Program Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – noon (EST). To register online, please click HERE. To register by email or phone, please contact (231)348-8200.


TOLEDO RESIDENTS: You are invited to learn more about how to keep you and your family safe from lead. Prizes are available to people who register for this informative and fun online event on Thursday, August 5th. Meeting link will be sent to all who register!
Register now here:



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.

Democratizing Water Affordability Online Discussion

March 22, 4-5:30pm EST


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.

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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