Freshwater Future Weekly: September 30, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 30, 2022

This week: Freshwater Future Fall Project Grants Deadline; Share Your Opinion and Be Entered in Our Drawing; Michigan Accepting Grant Applications to Address High Water Infrastructure; The Impacts of Water System Regionalization; Making the Motor City a Solar City Event, Saturday, October 1, 2022 Freshwater Future Fall Project Grants Deadline […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 23, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 23, 2022

This Week: Freshwater Future Fall Project Grants Deadline Approaching Fast!; Need New Technology? Share Your Opinion and be Entered to Win Gift Cards; Freshwater Future Participated in One Water Summit; Hurricane Fiona Leaves Many Without Electricity or Water  Freshwater Future Fall Project Grants Deadline Approaching Fast! Looking for funds to […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 16, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 16, 2022

This Week: Freshwater Future Fall Project Grants Deadline Approaching Fast; Polio Found in Wastewater in New York; Need New Technology? Share Your Opinion and be Entered to Win Gift Cards; Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Public Forum (September 27-29, Niagara Falls, Ontario) Freshwater Future Fall Project Grants Deadline Approaching Fast! […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 8, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 8, 2022

This Week: The Freshwater 2020-2021 Annual Report is Here!; Fall Project Grant Deadline Approaching; Take Five Minutes to Guide Freshwater Future’s Strategic Planning Process; Speak Out On Drinking Water Issues at Upcoming Public Hearings; Take Action Against 162,000 Acre Land Expansion In Michigan for the National Guard; Jackson, Mississippi Considers […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 2, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: September 2, 2022

Lake Erie Celebrated As Part of #WeAreLakeErieDay #WeAreLakeErieDay was trending on social media this week from people sharing their memories and appreciation for Lake Erie. While there is much to celebrate about Lake Erie, the lake also needs our help as it is plagued by harmful algal blooms.  These blooms […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 26, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 26, 2022

This week: Getting to Know Lake Erie–We Are Lake Erie Day, August 31 + New York Community Adopts Moratorium on Water Extraction + National Guard Requests 162,000 Acre Expansion in Michigan + Freshwater Voices Newsletter – Latest Issue Now Available Online + Share Your Input to Guide Freshwater Future’s Strategic […]

Getting To Know Lake Erie – We Are Lake Erie Day!

Getting To Know Lake Erie – We Are Lake Erie Day!

Lake Erie, the smallest and most biologically diverse Great Lake, has been supporting the physical, economical and spiritual health of people for thousands of years.  The name Lake Erie was derived from the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning “long tail.”.  In Anishinaabemowin the lake is called Waabishkiigoo-Gichigami (Neautral’s Sea) or Aanikegamaa-Gichigami (Chain of Lakes Sea).   We are […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 19, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 19, 2022

This week: Muskegon Heights Water Assistance Victory! + Partnership:  Freshwater Future + Flint Community Lab + More Funds Available for Fall Grants–Is Your Organization Eligible? + Updates on Hexavalent Chromium Spill in the Huron River Muskegon Heights Water Assistance Victory!  This week Muskegon Heights city officials signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow residents access to the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 12, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 12, 2022

This week: Near Zero Health Advisories for PFAS Chemicals Announced by U.S. EPA + Court Provides Criteria for Citizens to Have a Say in Zoning Decisions + Need Funds for Your Water Work? + More Direct Action Required to Reduce Phosphorus Pollution  Near Zero Health Advisories for PFAS Chemicals Announced by U.S. EPA For decades, […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 5, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: August 5, 2022

Sign the Petition Supporting Muskegon Heights, MI Residents’ Access to Federal Water Assistance + New York’s Largest Landfill Seeks to Expand Instead of Close in 2025 – Water Groups Fight Back + Wixom Plant Spills Toxic Hexavalent Chromium into Huron River + Cleveland Plans $2 Million Project to Address Drinking […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 29, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 29, 2022

This week: Meet One of Our Spring Project Grant Recipients: Junction Creek Stewardship Committee + Join us for a Q&A Webinar on Freshwater Future’s grant programs + Ask Your Water Utility to Participate in LIHWAP + Wisconsin Sues 18 Companies Over PFAS Contamination Meet One of Our Spring Project Grant […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 22, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 22, 2022

This week: Need Funds for Your Water Work? Join the Q&A Projects Grants Webinar on August 23 + One Thousand Acres to be Returned to Onondaga Nation + Water is Life Festival + Reminder – It’s not safe to leave plastic water bottles in hot locations Need Funds for Your Water Work? Join the Q&A Projects Grants Webinar on […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 15, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 15, 2022

This Week: Detroit Neighborhoods Using Flood Focus App; Meet One of Our Spring Project Grant Recipients: West Grand Boulevard Collaborative; Flint Lab Video; Clean Water Act on the U.S. Supreme Court Docket; Pipeline Required to Submit More Information for Tunnel Permit Detroit Neighborhoods Using Flood Focus App  Last July, six […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 8, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: July 8, 2022

This Week: Is Your Water Utility Participating In LIHWAP?; Update On Detroit’s Lifeline And Water Affordability Plan; Voice Builder Grant Highlight: Kettle Lakes Association; Recording On Accessing State Revolving Funds For Communities Available; July Is Lake Appreciation Month! Is Your Water Utility Participating in LIHWAP? For the first time, Congress […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 30, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 30, 2022

This Week: Details Missing About Detroit’s Announcement of Water Rate Relief + Flint Indictments Dropped due to Technicality + Meet One of Our Spring Project Grant Recipients: Water Watchers (Ontario) + Ontario’s Recent Election Could Be a Loss for the Environment and Great Lakes + Recording on Accessing State Revolving Funds for […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 24, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 24, 2022

This Week: Construction Season is Here–Be Prepared for Lead Service Line Replacements + Meet One of Our Spring Project Grantees: Michigan Hydro Relicensing Coalition + Update on Flint River Oil Spill + Webinar Next Week, 6/29 on Maumee Watershed Nutrient TMDL Project + Juneteenth–Freedom, Hope, and More Work Needed + All About Water Recording Available! […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 17, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 17, 2022

This Week: Another Major Spill Impacts Michigan Rivers + Want to Work for Water?  Check Out the Job Opportunities Listing + Michigan’s Citizens for Water Conservation Website Launch: Voice Builder Program + Meet One of Our Spring Project Grantees: WaterLegacy + Concerned About Your Community’s Drinking Water? Another Major Spill Impacts Michigan Rivers Leaking underground storage tanks at a […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 10, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 10, 2022

This Week: Over 5,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled in St. Mary’s River + Freshwater Future Hosts Two Environmental Fellows + Freshwater Future Staff Member, Kristen Haitaian Joins Water Advocates at National River Rally + Registration Deadline for All About Water Virtual Event this Friday, June 10th! + Bottled Water Reminder Over 5,000 Gallons […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 3, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: June 3, 2022

This Week: Registration Deadline Extended Until June 10th for All About Water Virtual Event; Benton Harbor Community Marches For Clean Water; Meet One of Our Spring Project Grantees: Environment North; Freshwater Future Receives Funding for the Great Lakes Network from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation; Pivotal […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: May 27, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: May 27, 2022

THIS WEEK: Assistance is Now Available for Past Due Water Bills – Please Share! + Thank you to Cassie Chen for her work for Freshwater Future Canada + Less Severe Harmful Algal Blooms Projected for Lake Erie + The Justice Department to Focus on Environmental Justice with New Office  Assistance is Now […]