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Extolling the Power of the Public Trust

FLOW applies tools drawn from science, art, and public trust law to protect the Great Lakes and their tributaries, and the public’s right to use these wondrous waters.   We educate and empower citizens and communities to wield the power of the public trust doctrine to defend the public ownership of water against privatization schemes.   We… Read more »

Whose waterfront is it anyway?

Whose waterfront is it anyway? An important court case in Wisconsin will offer one answer to that question – – and it could have important implications for public access and open space in the redevelopment of Michigan’s and Great Lakes’ shorelines.  The case, which is on appeal from a trial court that sided with the… Read more »

Standing Up for the Great Lakes

Current Board Gary Appel Tom Baird Mike Dettmer Phil Ellis Katie Horvath Renee Huckle Mittelstaedt Rick Kane Emma Lui Sarah Naperala Bob Otwell Skip Pruss Royce Ragland Keith Schneider Kate Thornhill Mike Vickery Emily Wurth Former Board Ross Biederman Lew Coulter Ted Curran Eric Olson Rich Vanderveen Current Staff Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director Dave Dempsey,… Read more »

Michigan Officials Direct Nestlé to Reexamine Impact to Freshwater Resources of Increased Pumping Proposal

Reports and HandoutsJim Olson on Great Lakes Compact (Video)Media ReleasesRelated PostsThe Council of CanadiansMore on Nestlé Water Grab Acting in part on scientific evidence developed and submitted by FLOW and our expert team, the Michigan Department of Environmental has directed Swiss water-bottling giant Nestlé to reassess the likely impact on local wetlands, streams, and natural springs of its… Read more »

Media Release: FLOW Urges State Rejection of Nestlé Corporation’s Bid to Increase Water Extraction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              April 21, 2017 Contact: Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director                                                Email: FLOW (For Love of Water)                                                     Office: (231) 944-1568; Cell: (570) 872-4956 Contact: James Olson, Legal Advisor          … Read more »

PR: Congressman Dan Kildee Introduces Legislation to Protect the Great Lakes, Michigan’s Sport Fishing Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 9, 2017 Contact: Mitchell Rivard, 989-450-2534,   Congressman Dan Kildee Introduces Legislation to Protect the Great Lakes, Michigan’s Sport Fishing Industry Kildee Seeks to Address For-Profit Fish Farming that Poses New Threats to Michigan’s Waterways, including the Au Sable River   FENTON – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), flanked by… Read more »

Opinion on Aquaculture by Bill Schuette, Attorney General

Since our A.G. has emphasized the importance of public trust in the Great Lakes and navigable lakes and streams, including Great Lakes, we’ve analyzed the doctrine, applied it to fish farming in Great Lakes, and the answer is: it cannot be authorized under the public trust doctrine, not even by legislative amendment to expand the… Read more »

Not So Fast Nestlé: A Citizen’s Guide to Oppose Nestlé Water Grab

What’s At Stake There’s a big fight brewing over water worldwide. From drought-stricken California, to Canada, to Germany and beyond, the Nestlé corporation is one of the key players in a worldwide effort to privatize our finite water resources and then sell it back to us in plastic bottles in and outside the Great Lakes… Read more »

Standing Rock win echoes across the Great Lakes

“Sunday marked a hard-earned victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe with the announced construction halt of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The protest’s main message has resonated here in Michigan and around the globe because of its core truth: oil pipelines – new and old – threaten lands and waters that are vital, not… Read more »

Michigan’s Growing Threat: Fish Farming in the Great Lakes & Tributaries

Michigan sits at the center of a debate over whether to open its Great Lakes waters to commercial aquaculture or fish farming. The practice involves packing thousands of fish into near-shore cages or mesh net-pens that rise above the surface, are anchored to the bottom, and accessed via pier or boat. The fish are fattened… Read more »