Rochester groups are Protecting the Great Lakes Forever

Guest Blogger and FLOW Board Member Emma Lui is the Water Campaign Director for the Council of Canadians. She shared her recent blog post with us about Maude Barlow’s speaking engagement in Rochester, NY. I just got home from an incredible event in Rochester, New York, the fourth Great Lakes tour stop. Maude Barlow, National… Read more »

Guest Blog: Ted Curran – “Make Them Pay”

Preface from Jim Olson Water in Michigan is recognized as a public resource or the “waters of the state.” Landowners or those leasing from them have a right to use water, but not unreasonably and it generally not by removing it permanently from watersheds. FLOW board member Ted Curran rightly calls on the state to… Read more »

Radio: Thirsty Natural Gas Wells Proposed — Jim Olson on IPR

Click here to listen Jim Olson speaks with Peter Payette on on Interlochen Public Radio program Points North “Attorney Jim Olson says Michigan is playing a guessing game when it comes to water use and the development of deep shale gas. He says the safeguards in place are inadequate when it comes to protecting rivers… Read more »

FLOW and Jim Olson Featured on

Northern Michigan Environment: Jim Olson on FLOW for Water Nationally renowned environmental attorney Jim Olson gives a quick overview of his new Great Lakes water advocacy group FLOW, based in Traverse City.   By Jeff Smith March 25, 2013 Click here to read the article on TRAVERSE CITY – Northern Michigan Outdoors: We last… Read more »

Lake Michigan Water Levels – Climate Change is Taking Our Water

by Elizabeth Kirkwood, FLOW Executive Director and Bob Otwell, FLOW Board of Directors Treasurer February 24, 2013 Traverse City Record-Eagle – The Forum Click here to view the Record Eagle article Click here to read the article as a PDF   The exposed shoreline along Lake Michigan is creating a local buzz as residents watch… Read more »