Forging Partnerships to Protect the Public Trust
~David Ullrich, Executive Director, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
Much of FLOW’s work is made possible by collaborating with our deeply committed partners. Many organizations and individuals in our network are dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes, and together we are advancing the impactful research, advocacy, and solutions that matter. United by our missions and strengthened by our unique areas of expertise, FLOW and are partner organizations have teamed to ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from the Great Lakes.
FLOW is proud to be a leader with these key partners in the Oil & Water Don’t Mix campaign that is spearheading the public call for the state of Michigan to shut down the decaying Line 5 oil pipelines in the Mackinac Straits: Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA), Concerned Citizens of Cheboygan and Emmet County, Food & Water Watch, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, League of Women Voters of Michigan, Michigan Clean Water Action, Michigan Environmental Council, Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council, Sierra Club of Michigan, Straits Area Concerned Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, and TC350.
~Desmond Berry, Grand Traverse Band, Natural Resource Director
We also work closely with the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, the National Wildlife Federation, the Story of Stuff, and many other groups and entities to identify, call attention to, and address emerging and systemic threats to the Great Lakes.
We deeply value our relationships with government officials at the local, state, Great Lakes regional, federal, and binational levels, and among tribal governments and agencies, including CORA, the Grand Traverse Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians, and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
Finally, we are grateful to the individuals and families across Michigan and the Midwest who support, care for, and protect the Great Lakes and their tributaries for current and future generations and for the good of the habitat and wildlife that depend on it. Your efforts are, and will long be, appreciated.