Tag: Great Lakes

November 2, 2022November 17, 2022
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Healthy Urban Waters Addresses Detroit River Contaminants

More than six million people rely on the Detroit River for drinking water. The research group Healthy Urban Waters at Wayne State University is trying to make this natural resource healthier by testing for and monitoring key contaminants of emerging concern. Watch this brief video to learn more about their efforts to protect this vital...

October 18, 2022October 21, 2022
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50 Years of the Clean Water Act

October 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. It is a significant U.S. law regulating pollutants and supporting water quality standards to ensure the nation’s waterways are healthy. Before this law, communities witnessed the rapid degradation of our rivers and lakes. An example in southeast Michigan is the Rouge River catching fire....

Twitter Chat Summary: Inflation Reduction Act
October 18, 2022October 18, 2022
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Twitter Chat Summary: Inflation Reduction Act

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 11 am – 12 pm ET, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation hosted a Twitter chat using #GreatLakes and #InflationReductionAct. The chat posed seven questions about the recently signed federal Inflation Reduction Act and how investments in climate change will impact the Great Lakes. Here’s a...

September 26, 2022September 26, 2022
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Building a Community with the #GreatLakes500

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the #GreatLakes500 ranking of influencers on Twitter. Published every Tuesday, the listing has come to be regarded as a go-to source for making connections, building relationships, and spreading awareness about the Great Lakes. So, what have we learned from its success in year one, and...

Erb Family Foundation Announces 61 Detroit Arts Support Grantees
September 23, 2022September 23, 2022
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Erb Family Foundation Announces 61 Detroit Arts Support Grantees

Today we announced $7.3 million in new and ongoing grants during our September grant cycle. See the complete grants list here. As part of our continuing participation in Detroit Arts Support, we made three-year general operating grants totaling $5.2 million to 61 Detroit area and Erb family legacy arts and cultural institutions. The Foundation’s increased...

Inflation Reduction Act – Great Lakes Twitter Chat
September 15, 2022September 21, 2022
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Inflation Reduction Act – Great Lakes Twitter Chat

On August 16, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The law will authorize $369 billion in spending on energy and climate change – the largest investment into addressing climate change in United States history. How will investments in climate change impact the Great Lakes? Join the conversation on Twitter on October 4th where...

August 5, 2022August 5, 2022
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Webinar Recording: Technical Tools that Focus Ag Conservation for Clean Water Results

Having the right tools in the toolbox is necessary to address tough challenges like the toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie. Partnering with the Joyce Foundation, the Erb Family Foundation made a grant to Environmental Working Group to use geospatial tools to identify where phosphorus might be most concentrated in Michigan. Throughout the process, Environmental...

Nat Lichten Joins Foundation as Associate Program Officer for Great Lakes
April 29, 2022April 29, 2022
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Nat Lichten Joins Foundation as Associate Program Officer for Great Lakes

The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation welcomes Nat Lichten to its team. Nat was named associate program officer for Great Lakes and Environment. He brings seven years of experience in watershed management, green infrastructure, and water and environmental research. Nat will work with current grantees, future applicants, and partners to help the...