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  • Saving the Straits of Mackinac

    Saving the Straits of Mackinac

    Saving the Straits of Mackinac Yesterday, May 22, 2018, marks the day citizens threatened with the terrible harm of an oil spill from a failed Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac took matters into their own hands. The Straits of Mackinac Alliance (SMA) filed a contested-case petition with the …Read More »
  • Appreciating Our Submerged Lands: Michigan

    Appreciating Our Submerged Lands: Michigan

    Submerged Michigan   38,000 square miles.  That’s a lot of real estate.  In fact, it’s bigger than the square mileage of 12 states — including Indiana, West Virginia and Massachusetts.   It’s part of Michigan.  It’s a part you and all other citizens of Michigan own.   And it’s all underwater, …Read More »
  • DEQ Decision Endangers Au Sable River, Violates Public Trust

    DEQ Decision Endangers Au Sable River, Violates Public Trust

    By Tom Baird, FLOW Board Member Once again, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has sacrificed our precious water resources for the profits of a privately owned business and the promise of a couple of low wage jobs. As a result, the waters of the Au Sable River will be …Read More »
  • Giving Back Can Come in Many Forms

    Giving Back Can Come in Many Forms

    Giving Back Can Come in Many Forms A Sunday afternoon spent walking through downtown Traverse City, taking in some much needed and long overdue sunshine and fresh air, strolling along the Boardman River and picking up trash – a perfect day, right? Perhaps that last part sounds less than appealing, …Read More »
  • BAYKEEPER® Heather Smith is Protector and Educator Too

    BAYKEEPER® Heather Smith is Protector and Educator Too

    Grand Traverse Bay is one of the Great Lakes watershed’s special places.  Protecting, restoring and preserving it is the job of many, but a special role goes to Heather Smith, the Grand Traverse BAYKEEPER® at the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay since August 2016.  FLOW was curious about Heather’s work, …Read More »

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