Tag: Great Lakes

Lake Erie Algae
September 18, 2017December 21, 2021
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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...

New Annual Report
April 3, 2017December 21, 2021
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New Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2014-2016 Foundation Report. The past three years were a time of incredible growth for the Foundation. Our assets more than doubled, we undertook our first five-year strategic review resulting in revised grant guidelines, we added two new board members and four new staff members, and we paid $25 million in...

Sierra Club – Great Lakes Program
February 15, 2017December 21, 2021
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Sierra Club – Great Lakes Program

Thanks to the Sierra Club, residents throughout the city of Detroit are beginning to embrace green infrastructure. For example, members of the Stahelin Street Tigers Block Club have installed seven rain gardens and rain barrels. Wayne State University has donated flow meters to measure the amount of water diverted from the sewer system, but residents...

Wayne State University – RiverWalkers Progam
February 15, 2017December 21, 2021
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Wayne State University – RiverWalkers Progam

Urban waterways like the Detroit River contain legacy toxins that are stored in the fat of fish feeding there years after the polluting source has been eliminated. Fish consumption advisories have proven largely ineffective with low-income people of color who are more likely to fish for consumption than for sport. Specially trained “river walkers,” anglers...