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FLOW Takes Lead Authoring Line 5 Letter to Governor: Elevating the Public Trust Duty to Protect the Great Lakes

On July 1, 2014, FLOW, along with sixteen other conservation, water, and environmental groups and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians submitted a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, urging him to address Enbridge’s 61 year-old Line 5 oil pipelines located under the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Michigan-Huron. The letter addressed Enbridge’s lack of transparency and disclosure… Read more »

UpNorthLive: Canadian power company proposes nuclear dump site near lake

Click here to read the article on upnorthlive.com By Meghan Morelli GRAND TRAVERSE CO. — Grand Traverse County commissioners are discussing a resolution that’s making its way around the state to stop a Canadian power company from potentially causing harm to the Great Lakes. The resolution started with commissioners in Alger, Munising in the Upper Peninsula. … Read more »

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 »

Photos: Maude Barlow Presentation in Detroit: Great Lakes and Water Privatization

The Wayne State Engineering Building auditorium was full for Maude Barlow’s presentation on Great Lakes and Water Privatization issues. Artist Will See opened the evening bringing a poetic voice to describe the situation of water issues in Detroit. FLOW Founder Jim Olson discussed the public trust as the legal basis for preventing the privatization of… Read more »