Freshwater Future Weekly: January 6, 2023
This Week: Communities Take Actions to Protect Drinking Water and Other Water Resources; Check-Out Jobs and Fellowships on Freshwater Future Website; BREAKING: Biden Administration Restores Protection for Waterways; Is Drinking More Water One of Your New Year’s Resolutions?
Communities Take Actions to Protect Drinking Water and Other Water Resources
Testing school drinking water for lead, promoting wetland protection and shoreline buffers, testing streams for nutrient pollution, and reviewing extractive industries’ impacts on water are just a few of the 44 projects that received funding in 2022 from Freshwater Future. Over $275,000 was awarded as part of our Grants Program that includes, Spring and Fall Project Grants, Communication Grants, Voice Builder Grants, Great Lakes Network Grants and Special Opportunity Grants. So many amazing projects were carried out last year, and we look forward to helping even more groups protect our water resources. Click here to learn more about our 2022 grant recipients and their projects.
Check-Out Jobs and Fellowships on Freshwater Future Website
A reminder that our Jobs and Fellowships in the Great Lakes Region page on our website houses many job postings and opportunities. If you have an opportunity you’d like us to feature, please email [email protected] with the details. Currently, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s 2023 Internship Program is now accepting applications to work with one of Mott’s program teams or communications department. To learn more about the internship and how to apply, check out our job postings page!
BREAKING: Biden Administration Restores Protection for Waterways
This past week, the Biden Administration finalized the revised definition of the “Waters of the United States,” which determines what wetlands and waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act. This new revision repeals the former Trump Administration’s catastrophic rollback of critical water protections that jeopardized the waterways many communities rely on. Freshwater Future applauds the EPA and the Biden Administration for protecting our nation’s clean water, and we can hope that the great work doesn’t stop there. Read more about the ruling here.
Is Drinking More Water One of Your New Year’s Resolutions?
One of the more popular New Year’s resolutions that people adopt is to drink more water for improved health. As a reminder, Freshwater Future encourages you to learn more about your drinking water source and the quality of the water. You can learn more about the drinking water in your community by visiting our partners’ website: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/. If you want to learn more about lead in drinking water, visit Freshwater Future’s website.