Advancing Public Trust Solutions to Save The Great Lakes

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FLOW to Host 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

FLOW to Host 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Mackinac Bridge with swnas swimming in the straits, June 2006

FLOW Takes Lead Authoring Sign-On Line 5 Letter to Governor

FLOW Takes Lead Authoring Sign-On Line 5 Letter to Governor

Jim Olson FLOW

Record-Eagle: NMC and advocacy group test unity waters

Record-Eagle: NMC and advocacy group test unity waters

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Public Trust Doctrine Policy Framework Encouraged in Final LEEP Report

Public Trust Doctrine Policy Framework Encouraged in Final LEEP Report

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Jim Olson Pens Seminal Article on Public Trust in the Great Lakes

Jim Olson Pens Seminal Article on Public Trust in the Great Lakes

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Enbridge Under the Bridge: What We Do and Don’t Know About the Underwater Oil Pipeline in the Great Lakes

Enbridge Under the Bridge: What We Do and Don't Know About the Underwater Oil Pipeline in the Great Lakes

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FLOW’s Transparent Open Door Fracking Program

FLOW's Transparent Open Door Fracking Program

                                          NMC Campus Day

November 21, 2014

Water: A Right or A Resource

Challenges to freshwater occur daily. Whether it is thermal, nutrient, toxic, or biological these challenges exist throughout society.  Yet Earth needs fresh water to support life.  Join water experts, Jim Olson and Liz Kirkwood of FLOW, in a discussion of the challenges related to protecting Earth’s most precious resource – Water.  Case studies from Toledo, Mackinaw, and other areas around the Great Lakes will be contemplated in the context of the question:  should water be classified as part of the public commons?   Jim Olson, water attorney and champion for over 40 years, is founder and president of FLOW (For Love of Water), a Great Lakes water law and policy center located here in Traverse City.  Liz Kirkwood is FLOW’s executive director and has practiced environmental law for 15 years in the U.S. and abroad.

 

When & Where

This semi-annual event is held each May and November at NMC’s University Center on Cass Road (between S. Airport Road and 14th Street) in Traverse City. The building is barrier-free and smoke-free, with lots of easy parking. Classes run from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check in begins at 9:20 a.m

For  more information on how to register, visit the NMC web link here.

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