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Welcome to the Great Lakes Town Hall!

Weekly update for March 16 - 22, 2009.

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  The Daily Post

KymSpring100.jpgKym Spring coordinates Foreclosure Response, a non-profit effort to mitigate the foreclosure crisis in Kent County, Michigan.  Prior to that Kym was a Community Organizer for Clean Water Action.  She has spent much of her career educating communities and political figures on environmental science and water issues.


Kym has worked across the country as a campaign and event manager, from Debbie Stabenow’s run for Governor of MI to the Olympic Games in Atlanta. She even got to train Prime Minister candidates in the Caribbean and later, serve as a political appointee to President Clinton. 


She is currently helping coordinate the 3rd Annual Grand Rapids Water Festival.


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The Weekly Editorial

Gary Wilson's essay this week entitled Michigan focuses on the economic plights of Michigan, and looks at how the sGary Wilson 150.jpgtate government's tendency to "sell off its natural resources"  has played a role in causing this.

He writes,

"While I haven’t given up, I am struggling to be optimistic. Michigan’s problems are broader than a tough economy. Its leaders seem to lack a certain vision and will to deal with the new economic and environmental realities."


- Read and Respond to Gary's Michigan Editorial -

  March's Monthly Feature: Great Lakes Spotlight

Each month we premier one of three added features of the Great Lakes Town Hall.  These three consist of Opinion Polls, 5 Questions and the Great Lakes Spotlight.

This month, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation will be featured in the Great Lakes Spotlight.  The non-profit organization, based in central Michigan, is known for its community-based grassroots efforts to prevent the establishment of a Nestle water bottling plant in their community.

Read about the organization, post questions and comments regarding their work all during the month of March!

Click Here to Read About MCWC in the Great Lakes Spotlight!


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