Freshwater Future in partnership with The Junction Coalition, held a week-long Youth Water Camp in Toledo, Ohio. Youth ages 10-18 from around the Great Lakes Region canoed the Maumee River, and later fellowshipped to learn about Harmful Algal Bloom and water policy education. The event was sponsored by several organizations and community leaders from across the region, including the Flint Development Center, We the People of Detroit, the Wilderness Inquiry who provided the canoeing experience, and the Clean Water For All Campaign in Washington D.C.
The retreat resulted from an earlier meeting when many of the youth leaders met with Environmental Justice Advocate and former head of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice Mustafa Santiago Ali during the recent Healing Our Water Conference. The youth spoke about environmental justice, mentorship, and career opportunities. They all wanted to reconvene to further discuss water and public health.
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