Author: erbff

June 1, 2021June 7, 2021
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Michigan Water School Advances Great Lakes Stewardship

Michigan Water School helps city and county staff and elected and appointed officials increase their knowledge about critical Great Lakes issues impacting local watersheds. Since 2017, over 500 leaders have attended the two-day in-person workshops or virtual convenings. Hear from participant Monique Owens, mayor of Eastpointe, Michigan on her experience in this one-minute video. Michigan Water School...

June 19, 2020June 19, 2020
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Erb Co-Convenes Discussion of New Regional Integrated Water Management Plan

The Great Lakes Water Authority’s (GLWA) 40-year Wastewater Master Plan is a significant step towards a new, regional, cooperative approach to improve water quality. Of special interest to Erb is the plan’s recommendations on green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and other strategies to manage Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). Erb co-convened a joint virtual meeting of its...

June 17, 2020July 23, 2020
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Tackling Lead in Detroit

When Michigan state senator Adam Hollier began an initiative to reduce blood lead levels in Detroit children, he didn’t know he’d be advocating for his own daughter.

Arts Anchor Communities
June 17, 2020July 23, 2020
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Arts Anchor Communities

Arts organizations don’t just anchor communities – they anchor individual lives as well.

Jazz is Cool
June 2, 2020July 23, 2020
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Jazz is Cool

Two young jazz musicians share the impact Detroit’s jazz legacy has had on them. Video credit: Cass Corridor Films.

June 2, 2020July 23, 2020
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Watershed Organizations Improve Water Quality

When it comes to caring for our rivers and streams, everyone has a part to play. Great Lakes watershed organizations are bringing together volunteers to improve water quality. Video credit: Cass Corridor Films.

October 8, 2019September 23, 2020
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Congratulations, John!

We are pleased to announce that John Erb, our founding president and current board chair, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Russel G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy by the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Michigan Nonprofit Association. Given annually since 1995, the award honors individuals with a demonstrated commitment to leadership, impact,...