Freshwater Future Weekly: September 17, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 17, 2021

THIS WEEK: Still Time to Support Freshwater Future + Emergency Petition on Behalf of Benton Harbor, MI Residents + Chicago Mayor’s Lead Line Replacements Far from Goal + Boil Advisories in Ontario Disproportionately Occurring Among Native Communities + Freshwater Voices Newsletter – Summer Issue Now Available Online Still Time to Support Freshwater Future  It’s […]

Meet Our Program Director – Andréa Dube

Meet Our Program Director – Andréa Dube

I am so pleased to be working for Freshwater Future again and to continue the incredible work that has been achieved in Canada and the US. Access to safe, clean drinking water has and continues to be a struggle for too many people. Freshwater Future strives to ensure that the […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 10, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021 THIS WEEK:  Water Safety and Affordability at the Local Scale: Hope for Chicago Residents + $20 Million to Replace Pipes in Benton Harbor – Is It Fast Enough? + Plastics Are Covering The Great Lakes In Great Volumes + U.S. Congresswomen Urge President to Stop Line 3 Pipeline […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 3, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021 This week:Water Filtration Stations Installed at Benton Harbor High School + Invasive Round Goby May be Reducing Muskie Numbers in St. Lawrence + Lake Superior, Once Believed Immune Now Faces HABS + Victory: US District Court Agrees The ‘Dirty Water Rule’ is a Threat to Water Water Filtration Stations […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 27, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021 This week: Support Freshwater Future by donating to our Walk, Paddle, and Roll Event + Ontario and U.S. residents share why #WeAreLakeErie + Upgrades Require Temporary Change in Flint Water Supply + Water is Life Festival, Saturday September 4th Support Freshwater Future by donating to our Walk, Paddle, and Roll Event […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 20, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 20, 2021

This week: Attention Water Advocates: Apply for Freshwater Future Grants by September 30 + Hope for Chicago Residents through Utility Bill Relief + Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Speak for Wetland and Stream Protections + State Updates Pellston, MI Community on PFAS Contamination Investigation + Genetic Control Methods Studied to Reduce Invasive Mussels Attention […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 13, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 13, 2021

This week: Water System Infrastructure Included in $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill + Utility Debt Relief Will Help Keep Water on as COVID Surges + Lake Erie Challenge + New Sail Drones Used to Collect Data on Great Lakes + Grant Webinar on August 18 + Water is Life Festival on September 3 Water System […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 6, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021 This week: Repairs Require a Change in Flint’s Water Source + August Means Toxic Algal Blooms + Freshwater Future Grant Program Webinar on August 18th + Climate Change in the Great Lakes + Updates on Issues Repairs Require a Change in Flint’s Water Source Flint, Michigan’s water source will be changed to […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 30, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021 This week: Indigenous Activists Journey with A Totem Pole Across the US Calling Attention to Environmental Issues + Public Comments Requested on Asphalt Plant Proposed Near Flint, Michigan + Drought in Minnesota Drying Up Creeks and Wells + Federal Bill to Regulate Forever Chemicals Passes the U.S. […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 23, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 23, 2021

This week: PolyMet Mine in Minnesota Again Facing Permit Issues + In Erie, Pennsylvania Toxic Algae is Causing Warnings for Dogs + Ontario Awards 44 Grants Through Great Lakes Local Action Fund + Maine Becomes the New Leader After Banning PFAS + Action Needed: Comments on National Lead and Copper […]

Nature Canada Offers Wage Subsidy to help Orgs Employ BIPOC Youth

Nature Canada Offers Wage Subsidy to help Orgs Employ BIPOC Youth

Nature Canada – Offering wage subsidy to employ BIPOC youth in nature organizations! At Nature Canada, we are very excited to be able to offer this wage subsidy to employ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) youth in nature organizations! We are currently receiving applications for the wage subsidy. Nature […]

Freshwater Future Weekly July 16, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly July 16, 2021

THIS WEEK:  EPA Employees Accuse Supervisors of Changing Scientific Reports to Downplay Chemical Risks + Action Needed: Comments on National Lead and Copper Rule + Maumee Dumps Unsanitary Sewer Water in the Maumee River + Research Suggests Grazing Relationship Between Zebra Mussels and Toxic Algae EPA Employees Accuse Supervisors of Changing Scientific Reports to […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 9, 2021

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 9, 2021

THIS WEEK:  Bringing Water Filter Stations to Benton Harbor Schools + Legislation Would Force Air Force Bases to Swiftly Cleanup Toxic Pollution + U.S. EPA Administrator, Michael Regan Tours the Flint Community Lab + UPDATE: Community Actions Helped–Saginaw Delays Water Shutoffs + Freshwater Future Featured in Water Justice Publication Bringing Water Filter […]

Freshwater Weekly: July 1, 2021

Freshwater Weekly: July 1, 2021

THIS WEEK:  Freshwater Future Awards Water Protection Grants + Federal Infrastructure Funds Targeted for Water Systems in Michigan + 750 Homes Losing Water After Water Shutoff Moratorium Expired + Campaign Targets Boaters to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species Freshwater Future Awards Water Protection Grants This spring, Freshwater Future has awarded five groups […]

Canada Freshwater Alliance – Hiring Summer 2021 Staff!

Canada Freshwater Alliance – Hiring Summer 2021 Staff!

May 7, 2021 – Canada Freshwater Alliance is currently seeking the following summer staff positions in Ontario Education & Engagement Coordinator (Based in Haldimand-Norfolk) Education & Engagement Coordinator (Based in the London area) Education & Engagement Coordinator (Based in the Windsor area) Please visit www.freshwateralliance.ca/jobs for more details.

Canadian Freshwater Alliance Job Opportunity

Canadian Freshwater Alliance Job Opportunity

Director Position The Canadian Freshwater Alliance builds, unites, and activates networks of freshwater champions across Canada in order to secure healthy waters for everyone. We work with organizations and individuals who are freshwater champions to strengthen citizen engagement and participation in theprotection of our lakes and rivers. We drive change […]

Nuclear Waste and the Great Lakes

Nuclear Waste and the Great Lakes

It may be a surprise to learn that spent nuclear fuel rods can be found near the shores of the Great Lakes. Without the existence of a waste depository – a place to safely store spent rods – nuclear waste is stacking up in vulnerable locations. What do we do […]

Keeping Flint at the Forefront of our Consciousness

Keeping Flint at the Forefront of our Consciousness

by Latia Leonard   Nearly three weeks ago, I like millions all over the world, watched as some of the world’s biggest stars paid tribute to Aretha Franklin during her televised funeral service. One dignitary after another gave their fondest memories of Aretha, some of which included their final conversations […]

Stop Invasive Species: 10 Things You Can Do

Stop Invasive Species: 10 Things You Can Do

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest invasive species news and to receive opportunities to take action. Be sure to share this list with your friends and family in need of a nudge, a reminder, or a back-to-basics invasives education. 1. Clean, Drain, and Dry We know, cleaning your […]

Addressing Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes

Addressing Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes

Written by Nancy Goucher The Great Lakes face various threats, from algal blooms to invasive species, but another challenge also worries many residents and researchers — toxic chemicals. Chemicals come from many sources including agricultural pesticides, plastics, nuclear facilities, pavement sealers, sewage treatment plants and pharmaceuticals that are being flushed […]