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Freshwater Weekly: March 26, 2021

Posted on March 26, 2021 by

March 26, 2021

This week: Women, Water, & Wellness Provides Support to Nonprofits + Fix-A-Leak Program Will Repair Plumbing for 200 Michigan Residents + Wetland Permit for Mine Suspended to Assess Impacts on Tribal Waters


Women, Water, & Wellness Provides Support to Nonprofits

With so much happening in families and the world around us during COVID-19 as well as ongoing issues with water access and safety, Freshwater Future is hosting a new program in 2021 that celebrates water leaders, combines learning for organizational success with hand-on self-care and connects participants to others doing similar work. Check out what participants are saying about this new program.


Fix-A-Leak Program Will Repair Plumbing for 200 Michigan Residents

A new program in Michigan will fix leaky water pipes in 200 homes in two communities, Highland Park and Benton Harbor, as a pilot effort to conserve water and reduce high water bills. The program not only funds repairs, it provides the plumber.


Wetland Permit for Mine Suspended to Assess Impacts on Tribal Waters

A permit that will allow a mining company to discharge fill into a 900 acre wetland from a proposed copper-nickel mine has been suspended for a review of impact on Fond du Lac Band’s waters. If the U.S. EPA determines that the activity may affect the Tribe’s waters, the Fond du Lac Band must be notified and could object. Freshwater Future applauds this review to ensure the Fond du Lac Band’s wild rice and other resources are not impacted by the mine.


Deep Waters of Lake Michigan Warming Could Cause Dramatic Changes

With 30-years of data on the deep water temperatures in Lake Michigan, scientists confirmed that the deep water temperature is warming and the winter season is shorter. These changes could cause dramatic changes in water chemistry and nutrient cycling that could harm fisheries and recreation. This study reveals climate change is impacting the largest surface freshwater system in the world, and we must be vigilant to protect our Great Lakes that are a source of drinking water for 48 million people in Canada and the U.S. 


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