In each issue of Freshwater Voices, we highlight our donors. We thank them for theirsupport and generosity. That list not only includes individuals, but also organizations. Organizational Members are an integral part of how Freshwater Future works, and our hope is that our members feel the same! We spoke with members of Two Rivers Coalition in Paw Paw, Michigan to learn more about their experience as members:
Two Rivers Coalition, Paw Paw, MI
Freshwater Future (FF): How long has Two Rivers Coalition been a member of Freshwater Future?
Two Rivers Coalition (TRC): As long as we have been in existence, I think at least five years. (Freshwater Future staff confirmed that they have been members since 2008)
FF: Why did you decide to become a member?
TRC: Our organization supports the environment and water quality, and so does Freshwater Future. The issues you work on—Asian carp, fracking, climate change, and more —are ones our organization sees as important and we want to support that….We’ve realized that you probably give more to us than we give to you.
FF: How has Freshwater Future helped your work?
TRC: Freshwater Future has supported us with grant funds. We have been able to
hold presentations about climate change which draw around 80 people each time, and it isn’t even the same 80 each time! We have been able to build our capacity and reach more people through the funds we received from you.
FF: Anything else you want to share with our readers?
TRC: We appreciate the grant funds, but our favorite part about working with Freshwater Future is the support your staff gives us.
You give great advice and supportive ideas for our work. To see all the great projects Two Rivers Coalition is working on, visit tworiverscoalition.org.