Celebrate Great Lakes and Freshwater Week


Michigan is a place of natural abundance, but one resource is paramount—water. Michigan Great Lakes and Freshwater Week (June 4-12) is an opportunity to learn more about our state’s water endowment, and how to protect it.

Michigan’s Great Lakes and Freshwater Week is designed to encourage the public to take direct action to protect our waters. What will you do?

The location and volume of fresh water is one thing, but making sure all citizens have access to it for sanitation and domestic use is equally important. In her proclamation of Great Lakes and Freshwater Week, Governor Whitmer notes the need for “equitable access to affordable, clean water [as] vital to the health of all Michiganders.”

That goal is out of reach for thousands of Michiganders, mostly in urban areas, who suffer from high residential water rates and service shutoffs. Addressing this crisis with changes in public policy is critical to Michigan and should be a priority for the Governor and State Legislature, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Michigan’s Great Lakes and Freshwater Week is designed to encourage the public to take direct action to protect our waters. What will you do?

Steps You Can Take in the Grand Traverse Region:

Join FLOW’s effort to protect groundwater, stop septic pollution, and shut down Line 5. Click here to donate today.

Check out the Betsie River Clean Sweep 2022, Saturday, June 11. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Homestead Dam (Take US-31, go south on Love Rd, turn right on Dam Rd, follow to the end). Sign in and receive your gift (a choice of t-shirt or dry bag).

Keep Benzie Beautiful—Lake Michigan Lakeshore Cleanup in Benzie County, Saturday, June 18, 9 am.-1 p.m.

 

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