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FLOW Marks First Two Protective Ordinance Packages

Click here to view and download the full press release PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Kirkwoood, Executive Director 231 944 1568 or liz@flowforwater.org FLOW Marks First Two Protective Ordinance Packages: Addresses Fracking Impacts for Two Michigan Townships TRAVERSE CITY, MI — In late November, FLOW—the Great Lakes Basin’s only public trust policy and education… Read more »

#FAIL – It’s a Good Thing

As FLOW’s Communications Designer, I have been working in our Traverse City office since January, creating print and web content that gets the word out about FLOW’s policy programs that help protect the integrity of Great Lakes water with the vision of the commons. I have been given the great opportunity to work with our… Read more »

Public Trust Education

Protecting the Great Lakes through Education and Public PolicyAt the heart of our mission, FLOW is dedicated to educating and empowering citizens and leaders to know and use their rights under the public trust doctrine — with the government as trustee of our shared resources and citizens as beneficiaries — to solve systemic threats facing… Read more »

Water Levels

Water is at the heart of the Great Lakes’ economy, energy and water needs, social fabric, quality of life, and environment. Extreme low water levels have captured the attention of the public with historic record low levels hitting in January of 2013. Drawing on our policy recommendations to the International Joint Commission, FLOW is developing… Read more »

Local Fracking Ordinances

Strengthening Local Control Over the Water and Public Health Impacts of FrackingFLOW is partnering with select counties and townships in Michigan to develop local zoning or police power ordinances to protect their communities and their water from the industrial land-use impacts of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a water-intensive oil and gas extraction method. These impacts… Read more »

FLOW Featured on UpNorth TV’s Volunteer Northwest Michigan Program in July

Click here to view and download the full press release PDF PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2013 Flow Featured on UpNorth TV’s Volunteer Northwest Michigan Program in July TRAVERSE CITY, MI – FLOW, the Great Lakes Basin’s only public trust policy and education center, will be featured on UpNorth TV, channel 2, throughout… Read more »

UPDATE: Township Fracking Regulation Ordinance Program

Click here to view and download the full press release PDF PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2013 Fracking Ordinance Development Program Continues in Cannon Township Gun Plain Charter Township Program Launches TRAVERSE CITY, MI – FLOW, the Great Lakes Basin’s only public trust policy and education center, will be traveling down state to… Read more »

Fracking creating major water consumption issues near Kalkaska

Click here to view the press release as a PDF Fracking creating major water consumption issues near Kalkaska Unable to get 8.4 million gallons of water at site, Encana forced to buy water from Kalkaska, Mancelona city systems For Immediate Release June 4, 2013 Kalkaska, Michigan Concerns about the impact to local groundwater by massive… Read more »

Canoeing the Crystal River, Midsummer

by Anne-Marie Oomen The river is a liquid canal to a pure thing, painless as sleep and silent except for distant laughter over tan and shallow water. The sun holds open the sky for geese and green-feathered woodcocks who, for now, also drift, staring, audience to river currents that turn underwater grasses all in the… Read more »