Intern Adventures: Courtney Hammer

Hello! My name is Courtney Hammer, and I am thrilled to be spending twelve weeks this summer up in the beautiful Traverse City, Michigan interning with FLOW (For Love of Water). I was raised down south in Roswell, Georgia, but Traverse City is home away from home for me, as I have vacationed up here every summer visiting my grandparents, relatives, and friends.

Record-Eagle: NMC and advocacy group test unity waters

Northwestern Michigan College officials will expand NMC’s water studies programming through a course launching this fall with the help of a local water policy and education group. NMC and For Love of Water — or FLOW — joined to create the course “Water Policy and Sustainability.”

Water cut offs in Detroit a violation of human rights

I recently visited Detroit, Michigan and am shocked and deeply disturbed at what I witnessed… Every day, thousands of them, in a city that is situated right by a body of water carrying one fifth of the world’s water supply, are having their water ruthlessly cut off by men working for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Most of the residents are African American and two thirds of the cut offs involve children, which means that in some cases, child welfare authorities are moving in to remove children from their homes…

Morning Sun: FLOW forum educates on Great Lakes advocacy

Click here to read the article in the Morning Sun. By Malachi Barrett May 24, 2014 Pure Michigan may not be as untainted as one would think. Environmental advocacy policy organization For Love of Water spoke in front of an assembly of students and faculty members at Alma College recently on the dangers facing the Great… Read more »

OP-ED – Great Lakes Echo: Public trust demands Great Lakes phosphorus cuts

Click here to read the article in the Great Lakes Echo Commentary Editor’s note, Jim Olson is president of FLOW, a Traverse City-based non-profit legal policy and action organization whose mission is to advance public trust solutions to save the waters of the Great Lakes Basin. By Jim Olson The health and public use and enjoyment of… Read more »

BAYLIFE North: For Love of Water FLOW

Click here to read the article in BAYLIFE North Magazine (page 40) By Allison Voglesong The vast Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the whole world’s fresh surface water, but they are not infinite. That’s one reason why James Olson helped found FLOW, a Traverse City-based nonprofit. FLOW’s acronym means “For Love of Water,” and FLOW’s… Read more »

Crawford County Avalanche: Township will host meeting regarding hydraulic fracturing

Click here to read the article on Crawford County Avalanche By Dan Sanderson, Staff Writer – Crawford County Avalanche April 30, 2014 Grayling Charter Township is hosting an informational presentation regarding Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing, more commonly known as fracking for oil and gas, for area citizens. A organization called FLOW, For Love of Water, will… Read more »