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CROWDRISE : Apr 21, 2015
Tax ID: 45-4370935
BASED: Traverse City, MI, United States



For Love of Water

Water is our common heritage that belongs to all of us and is owned by no one. Applying public trust policies to our current threats, FLOW and other partners will work together to preserve this heritage and chart a new and better course for our generation and generations to come.

Everything we do is reflected in our name: For Love of Water or simply “FLOW.” Our mission is to safeguard the Great Lakes, the planet’s largest freshwater lake system and the very lifeblood of the Midwest, by advancing public trust solutions and cutting-edge policy work. Through our targeted policy initiatives, FLOW has built key partnerships with state and regional Great Lakes groups, leveraged our expertise to influence agencies and impact state and federal legislation, and grown to be a trusted source of current information on issues affecting our freshwater seas.

Our work is a valuable resource to the many leaders and citizens who contact us and seek assistance in protecting their communities from the impacts of fracking, preventing a catastrophic oil pipeline spill in the Straits of Mackinac, or identifying effective legal strategies to prevent illegal water diversions out of the Great Lakes Basin watershed.

FLOW’s solution-oriented mission and work come at a time when the health of the Great Lakes hangs in the balance, and citizens and leaders are looking for viable long-term policies to improve and protect these common waters. FLOW’s mission is to do just this: educate citizens and government leaders about the power of the public trust as a key legal strategy for preserving our waters as a shared resource.

We believe our work is inspiring growing conversations about using the public trust as an overarching framework to ensure long-term protection of our air, water, and land resources.


Tax ID: 45-4370935 •


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