2016 Freshwater Voices, Issue One

2016 Freshwater Voices, Issue One

In this Issue:

This issue highlights extraordinary groups and individuals—our Freshwater Heroes—who have gone above and beyond to protect what they hold dear—our waters. Freshwater Future is honored to recognize these individuals and organizations with our Freshwater Hero awards. With the following articles and highlights we hope you enjoy learning about he efforts across the region, as well as gain inspiration to help us keep the Great Lakes region healthy.

Our Individual Roles in the Democratic Process

Freshwater Hero Awards:

Ontario Water Centre: Community Organization

Kristy Meyer: Past Freshwater Future Board Member and President

Deborah Dorsey: Past Freshwater Future Board Member

Nancy Staley : Freshwater Future Volunteer

Farms Not Factories: Community Organization

Lee Willbanks : Citizen Advocate

WaterLegacy: Community Organization

Bonnie Danni: Past Freshwater Future Staff and Board

Want to help Freshwater Future’s efforts to protect YOUR Great Lakes?  Here’s what you can do!

You Could Be the Next Freshwater Hero

Thank You to All of Our Donors from July 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016

New Year, New Funding Opportunities



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  • Spring and summer flooding has washed clay sediments into Lake Superior, turning it red in some places. There have… https://t.co/Bs2mupBOX5
  • "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has more than paid for itself in demonstrable economic+resource gains. Full… https://t.co/gmh6QvIFAn
  • Researchers say more than 80 percent of nutrient loads entering the bay from streams and rivers occur during 14 day… https://t.co/XR1v0bz03y

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Images courtesy of Steven Huyser-Honig,
West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, & Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.