Freshwater Future Weekly: July 22, 2022

This week: Need Funds for Your Water Work? Join the Q&A Projects Grants Webinar on August 23 + One Thousand Acres to be Returned to Onondaga Nation + Water is Life Festival + Reminder - It’s not safe to leave plastic water bottles in hot locations
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Need Funds for Your Water Work? Join the Q&A Projects Grants Webinar on August 23

Freshwater Future has been fortunate to provide Grant Programs for grassroots community organizations for over 26 years. This year we are fortunate to have additional funds available, don’t miss out. Learn more about our Grants Program on Wednesday, August 24 at 12pm (EST). To register online, please click HERE.  To register by email or phone, please contact, (231) 348-8200. Also, visit our online grants portal to learn more about our funding initiatives and view the interactive grant map!

One Thousand Acres to be Returned to Onondaga Nation

More than 1,000 acres in New York was transferred to the Onondaga Nation as part of a settlement agreement with a company responsible for decades of pollution on the site. The land return is one of the largest in the United States. The returned lands are of extreme cultural importance to the region’s Indigenous peoples and include the headwaters of Onondaga Creek. Because pollution from the corporation degraded the downstream sections of the Onondaga Creek and Onondaga Lake, the settlement requires the company to undertake 18 restoration projects and pay for additional projects in the Onondaga Lake watershed.

Water is Life Festival

On September 3rd the Water is Life Festival will be back to host the celebration of water and our responsibility to keep it clean, safe, and accessible. The 2022 Water is Life Festival will be in Conkling Park, Mackinaw City, MI. The Festival boasts an amazing lineup of musicians and speakers, as well as a host of other fun activities! Register now for the event for a chance to win exciting door prizes.

Reminder – It’s Not Safe to Leave Plastic Water Bottles in Hot Locations