Join citizens who are ‘standing up’ our Great Lakes

A Call-Out from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a U.S.-based citizens group

Posted July 7th, 217 on Niagara At Large

It seems like we keep hearing bad news about the Great Lakes lately.

Our Great Lakes – the largest source of fresh water in the world – from space. Where are you in this picture?

Major budget cuts to critical Great Lakes programs. Asian carp found just 9 miles from Lake Michigan. Huge harmful algal blooms in parts of the lakes threatening public health.

It’s easy to get down when you only hear bad news.

But, you know what? The Great Lakes region is 40 million people strong, and we won’t be deterred by the headlines. Our summers are the time when we celebrate water. And there is no better time than now to stand up for  the lakes, clean water, and the future of our communities.

That’s why we’ve kicked off the Summer of Water.

The Summer of Water is a celebration of the Great Lakes and a summer of action to protect them. Protecting the lakes starts with you, in your neighborhood and at your favorite lakefront spot. Join the Summer of Water to stand up for the Great Lakes and all that they offer.

Thanks for standing up,

Joel Brammeier President & CEO

Click on the following blue link toSay you’re in!

About the Alliance for the Great Lakes -The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. We involve tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all.

Our staff are headquartered in Chicago, with field offices in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Muskegon (Mich.), and Milwaukee. Our Board of Directors represent a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region.

For more information on the on the Alliance for the Great Lakes and its work, visit .

(A Brief Afterword from Niagara At Large publisher and veteran environment reporter Doug Draper – Congratulations to the U.S.-based Alliance for the Great Lakes and its continued efforts to protect the wildlife and waters of a Great Lakes system vital to the health and welfare of tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian citizens.

It is too bad, though, that we no longer have groups like Great Lakes United, once steered and represented by numerous Ontario, Canada groups, and citizen activist groups like Pollution Probe, based in Toronto, or Operation Clean, based in Niagara.

At a time when the commitment to environmental protection of government bodies in Ontario and Niagara has become a matter of doubt (to say the least) for many citizens, we could use a citizens organization like the Alliance for the Great Lakes here.)

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space below the Bernie quote.

A reminder that we only post comments by individuals who also share their first and last names.

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders


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