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Great Lakes Giving Weekend

Great Lakes Giving Weekend

Spring is just around the corner, and we are all ready to spend time in nature and find some new adventures. Here in Michigan, water is a way of life, we are quite literally surrounded, smack dab in the middle of our most precious resource, the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes holds 90% of the Unites States fresh water supply.  Zoom out, a little further… the Great Lakes is 10% of the planets fresh water! It's up to us to keep our lakes healthy of us and future generations. 

The region is home to more than 3,500 species of plants and animals, many only found in great lakes region.  The Great Lakes provide drinking water to more than 40 million people. In the face of threats from pollution, industry, invasive species, and climate change, we need to show up for our Great Lakes. 

Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline which runs through the Mackinac Straights was built in 1953 with a lifespan of 50 years.  Catastrophic ecological disaster from Line 5 is not a theoretical if, but a matter of when for Michigan and Huron communities and wildlife. Make your voice heard to President Biden to support the orderly shutdown of Line 5 action alert to President Biden 

Toxic stamp sands from copper mining on Lake Superior are poisoning communities of people, fish, and wildlife and with heavy metals including copper, lead, arsenic, cobalt, and chromium.

Harmful algal blooms (HABs), driven by human behaviors, are a growing threat to clean water in all the Great Lakes, with Lake Eerie being critically impacted.

This weekend, we’re stepping up supporting clean water campaigns to protect the people and wildlife in the region.  25% of every purchase made at our shop this weekend only will go straight to support Great Lakes clean water campaigns with our partners at the National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Region and the Great Lakes Business Network.

Check out more on their websites and consider dropping them a direct donation!

If this inspires you, share this post with a friend (or few) with whom you love adventuring.  



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