Freshwater Future Speaking at Chicago’s Green Festival

Posted on October 21, 2014 by

In the Chicago area?  Come out and meet us on Sunday!

Freshwater Future’s Associate Director Melanie Welch is a featured speaker at Chicago’s Green Festival on Sunday October 26, 4:30pm at the Lifestyle Stage.  She will be talking about how everyday citizens speak up and protect their local aquatic habitats and local water resources.  Her talk, Power to the People: Citizen Action to Protect Water Resources, shows that local victories around the Great Lakes region add up to stewardship and protections ecosystem wide.  And Freshwater Future is there every step of the way to help citizen actions on the ground.

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