STAFF VIEWS: The Great Lakes Region is Stronger When We Work Together

STAFF VIEWS: The Great Lakes Region is Stronger When We Work Together

Cheryl Kallio, Associate Director of Policy
Protecting the places we love is a busy job! At Freshwater Future, we are always impressed with the amount of time and energy people put into restoration and protection efforts. However, each group’s efforts in their community are only half the battle. Often, these restoration and protection efforts are happening elsewhere too. If we join together in our efforts, we can all be even more effective. For example, you can read in this issue about how CROP PLUS, fighting a local issue, joined forces with others around the region and nation to make a change that positively impacts their] community, and many communities beyond. And recently, when Freshwater Future weighed in on a couple public comment periods—groups from around the Great Lakes joined with us making the impact more powerful than it would have been if we were alone—thank you! We encourage you to join forces with other groups working on your issue. If you are not sure how, contact us and we’ll help you connect with the right people.

 

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