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May 2017

Untrouble the Waters – Freshwater Lab Summit 2017

May 10 - May 11
University of Illinois – Chicago, 750 South Halsted Street (Student Center East Meeting Rooms)
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Untrouble the Waters is a summit dedicated to bringing mayors, local leaders, and researchers together to envision and launch projects that benefit communities and watersheds alike. Amidst questions of federal intentions about the Clean Water Act and Clean Water Rule; aging infrastructure; and water crises such as algae blooms, lead poisoning, and water shutoffs; the UIC Freshwater Lab invites government officials, academic researchers and community leaders to Untrouble the Waters. FLOW's Executive Director, Liz Kirkwood, will speak on the Oil Pipeline…

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Green Elk Rapids Event – Water Matters

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Green Elk Rapids is hosting speakers on the important focus of "Water Matters" FLOW's Executive Director, Liz Kirkwood, is one of the featured speakers at this Elk Rapids event.

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Water Protectors Symposium

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, 2521 Northwest Bay Shore Drive
Peshawbestown, MI 49682 United States
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The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be hosting a symposium to raise awareness to the dangers of Enbridge Line 5.  For more information, please visit the Facebook event here.

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Hands Across the Sand

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clinch Park, Traverse City, + Google Map

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 – NOON at Clinch Park in Traverse City We will gather at 11:30 at the Clinch Park Beach. 12:00 to 12:15 we will hold up our hands in SOLIDARITY with thousands of people from around the world – AGAINST FILTHY FUELS and for CLEAN ENERGY. • Shut down Pipeline 5 • NO use or disposal of fracking/toxic wastes • NO drilling or oil/gas exploration in the Great Lakes

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June 2017

M22 Challenge – with FLOW as a Great Lakes Partner

June 10

WHAT The M22 Challenge is a unique run-bike-paddle event held in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Recognized as "The Most Beautiful Place in America," the overwhelming beauty of the race course and the camaraderie of fellow racers will make this event one you won’t forget!  WHEN 8am Saturday June 10, 2017  WHERE Little Glen Lake Picnic Area. For directions to the event site, please use the following address: 6900 South Dune Highway, Empire, MI 49630-9447 WHO All are welcome, from first time racers…

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Public Comment in Petoskey – Pipeline Safety Advisory Board Meeting

June 12
Petoskey Middle School, Petoskey, MI United States + Google Map

Now is the most important time to call for shutting down the Enbridge line 5 oil pipeline. June 12 is the final Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting and the state will be deciding what to do about Line 5 this summer. We need a large turnout to show the strong public support for protecting the Great Lakes and shutting down Line 5. Join us! Public Comment period is from 9am to 12pm. Visit this link for information about requesting comment…

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ICCR: The Human Right to Water: A Michigan Case Study

Context: Flint residents are forced to drink, cook with and even bathe in bottled water, while still paying some of the highest water bills in the country for their poisoned water. Detroiters face water shut-offs with increased water rates, yet Nestlé, the largest water bottling company in the world, pumps up to 400 gallons of water per minute from aquifers that feed Lake Michigan and is not required to pay anything to extract the water, besides a small permitting fee…

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Summer Solstice Pumpkin Paddle & Deck Party

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jolly Pumpkin, 13512 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, MI United States
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From the Facebook Event Page: "In keeping with our tradition of enjoying the land and water that surrounds us we’re hosting a 1st annual Summer Solstice Pumpkin Paddle & Deck Party on Wednesday June 21st from 5-8pm. Enjoy stand up paddle boarding around Bowers Harbor before heading up to our deck for a Summer Solstice party. We'll have live music, pork cheek fritters, bacon burgers, pork shank pasta & ribs, plus $2 beers and Strawberry Basil Sangria! Our friends at…

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Great Lakes, Bad Lines film viewing at Spring Lake Library

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
I support keeping oil out of the Great Lakes

Join FLOW (For Love of Water) for a special of the Patagonia supported film ‘Great Lakes, Bad Lines’. Learn about how you can help shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline and protect Great Lakes waters. Learn : Get up to speed on Line 5, the nation’s most urgent pipeline – what’s at risk? what happens next? how can you help? Discuss: Stay after the screening to hear from Liz Kirkwood, Director of FLOW. Mobilize: We must take action to decommission…

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Survivors’ Picnic at Cowell Family Cancer Center

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cowell Family Cancer Center, 217 S. Madison St.
Traverse City, MI United States
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Join us for an afternoon of celebration and learning for the entire community. This year’s picnic offers a variety of activities: • Food from Sprout Café • Classes including meditation, yoga, and exercise • Massage, Shiatsu, and Bowen therapy • A nature walk and kid’s activity area • Music • Speakers including Munson Medical Center oncologists, cancer center lead donor Casey Cowell, and Bill Couzens, founder of lesscancer.org. Cancer survivors will receive a gift. Please RSVP by June 18 to…

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