Category: Blog

Lake Erie Algae
September 18, 2017September 19, 2017
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Lake Erie Algae

This image was taken on a recent boat tour where the Foundation joined farmers and public officials to see Lake Erie’s infamous algae bloom up close and better understand what causes it. Toxic algae continues to harm Lake Erie, impeding fishing, diminishing property values, and threatening Lake Erie’s multi-billion dollar tourism industries. Water treatment plants are...

September 9, 2017September 19, 2017
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Another Rain Garden To The Rescue!

Foundation staff joined more than 20 volunteers to plant a rain garden at the Urban Country Tea House in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood on September 9. A joint program of the Sierra Club, Friends of The Rouge and Keep Growing Detroit, Rain Gardens To The Rescue helps Detroiters design, plant and maintain rain gardens to manage...

September 8, 2017September 19, 2017
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Two Foundation Videos Nominated for Award

A video that the Foundation co-commissioned with DWSD as an opener for the May 31, 2017 Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference held in Detroit has been selected as one of 10 semi-finalists for the 2017 Water Environment Federation StormTV awards. The Foundation’s Rain Gardens To The Rescue video also was selected. The videos will be shown at the WEF Stormwater...

Jazz Masterclass with Terence Blanchard
March 15, 2017April 3, 2017
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Jazz Masterclass with Terence Blanchard

On March 15, 2017, four groups of incredibly talented students trained through the jazz education programs funded by the Foundation enjoyed a jazz masterclass taught by Terence Blanchard, the Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Several Detroit Public Schools and our nonprofit and foundation colleagues also attended the...

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