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2023 Events and Meetings

10th Anniversary - 2023 BIG HOUSE 5K

Freshwater Future has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of Michigan Athletics’ 2023 Big House 5k Race on April 16th, 2023. The run/walk course travels through campus and finishes on the field of the revered University of Michigan football stadium, the Big House. Registration is limited to 10kand the event is now sold out! For more information or to volunteer go to:


Can’t join us in person? You can still be a part of the race by donating to the Freshwater Future Team Page here: Thank you for your support!

We are excited to have three of our very own, Ann Baughman, Kristen Haitaian and Anna Bunting (all University of Michigan alumni), running for Freshwater Future. See the video to meet one of the runners, our Program Co-Director Anna Bunting.

All About Water

Register Now HERE for the upcoming virtual All About Water Convening


Tuesday, April 4th from 9:30 AM – 12 PM ET


This event will feature expert speakers on accessing the billions of federal dollars flowing through programs called State Revolving Funds. We will discuss how to include community voices when planning these projects, ensuring local contractors are utilized and how to connect these issues to community action to ensure unprecedented water infrastructure funding reaches the communities that need it the most.

Celebrating Freshwater Heroes on March 21st, 2023

Join us on March 21st, 2023 at noon EST, for our Freshwater Heroes ceremony. At this uplifting event, we’ll honor people and organizations doing important water work in the Great Lakes region. Don’t miss out on the celebration, mark your calendar and register HERE.

Water Watchers & Wellness Series

Kick off 2023 with a commitment to gaining leadership and self-care skills by registering for the Water Watchers & Wellness series! All you need is 1 hour per month. The sessions provide a space for water leaders to grow know-how that supports your work and meet others working on water issues. Another highlight of these sessions is time for mindful meditation and self-care with movement. See the flyer below for more details and register HERE