Freshwater Future Weekly: February 4, 2022

Freshwater Future Weekly: February 4, 2022

THIS WEEK: Public Comments Requested on Michigan’s Draft Healthy Climate Plan; Learn More about Freshwater Future Grant Opportunities on February 22; Check Out the Popular Science Article With Thoughts from Jill Ryan; Registration Deadline Extended: Ensuring Your Community Benefits from Recent Federal Investments             


Public Comments Requested on Michigan’s Draft Healthy Climate Plan

Michigan recently released a draft MI Healthy Climate Plan focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Public input and feedback on the plan can be submitted verbally at two remaining listening sessions:

February 8, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Register here)

February 14, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Focus on Environmental Justice  (Register here)

Written comments can be submitted until February 14, 2022 to [email protected] 

The MI Healthy Climate Plan is a step in the right direction, but Freshwater Future believes the plan should expedite renewable energy goals and do more to address climate injustices such as the flooding Detroiters experienced in the summer of 2021.


Learn More about Freshwater Future Grant Opportunities on February 22

You’re invited to learn more about Freshwater Future’s Project Grants Program on Tuesday, February 22nd– noon (EST). To register online, please click HERE. To register by email or phone, please contact [email protected], (231)348-8200. Also, visit the map on our website to learn more about past grant funded projects. 


Check Out the Popular Science Article With Thoughts from Jill Ryan

More than 7.7 billion people on Earth depend on the 1 percent of accessible freshwater. This Popular Science article explores water scarcity and vulnerability of communities around the world.  Jill Ryan, Freshwater Future Executive Director, shares that although the US has water, (20% of Earth’s surface freshwater is in the Great Lakes) rising costs leave access to that water in peril for many families. 


Registration Deadline Extended: Ensuring Your Community Benefits from Recent Federal Investments 

Limited Space Still Available for All About Water Symposium on Thursday, Feb 17th

Freshwater Future and All About Water invite you to join experts, peer groups and municipal officials to learn about federal dollars that will be coming to states for water infrastructure projects, and how your municipality can benefit. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure funding through State Revolving Funds that are provided by Congress to help replace lead lines, update water and wastewater treatment plants, utilize green infrastructure to prevent or reduce flooding and more. This online event takes place February 17th, 9:30 am – noon EST. Registration deadline has been extended until February 11. A limited number of spots are still available so  REGISTER NOW!