Freshwater Weekly 8/2/18

This week: get your Great Lakes protection project funded! + strange Great Lakes phenomena + winter on Lake Erie.

OUR 2018 GRANT FUNDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

One of the most important and impactful ways our sister organisation Freshwater Future protects the Great Lakes is by making grants to grassroots groups working throughout the region to protect the waters in their communities. We’re now accepting grant applications through April 10, 2018 from grassroots groups engaged in local advocacy efforts to protect shorelines, inland lakes, rivers, groundwater, drinking water, and wetlands in the Great Lakes Basin.

You can find all the details you’ll need to get started on applying for a grant—including the request for proposals—here on the Freshwater Future website. And if you’re not part of a grassroots group in need of these funds, help us spread the word by forwarding this email to someone who is.


THAT IS SOME WEIRD, WILD STUFF 😉

There was a “frost quake” in Wisconsin outside Milwaukee, folks in Ontario have spotted ice volcanoes along the shore of Lake Ontario, and the recent tsunami warning in Hawaii reminded us that this phenomenon is rare, but possible, on the Great Lakes. Whoa!


WINTER ON LAKE ERIE

A new exhibit of breathtaking time-lapse videos by an Oberlin, Ohio-based artist highlights the mesmerizing changes Lake Erie undergoes in winter as it moves through cycles of freezing, thawing, shifting, and freezing again.

The videos capture the beauty of the lake in this quiet season, and serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of our year-round work to stop Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms.