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Why I Volunteer for FLOW

Hello Great Lakes lovers. My name is Justin Sterk and I have recently begun volunteering at FLOW, in downtown Traverse City, Michigan.  As a native of Traverse City, the Great Lakes hold special importance to me and my family, and it is a great thrill for me to be able to begin contributing to the… Read more »

Thousands demand Lone Pine drop its NAFTA lawsuit against Québec’s fracking moratorium

PRESS RELEASE For immediate publication Thousands demand Lone Pine drop its NAFTA lawsuit against Québec’s fracking moratorium (Ottawa, May 31, 2013) – Two weeks after the launch of a public petition, organizers have received over 3,000 signatures demanding that energy company Lone Pine Resources drop its $250 million NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) lawsuit against Canada… Read more »

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 MyNorth.com

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 MyNorth.com 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 »