Nestle is working to double-down on bottling groundwater from the headwaters of the Muskegon River. Osceola County and the DEQ are set to approve an increase of nearly 2.5 times their current withdrawal, amounting to about 576,000 gallons-per-day or 210 million gallons-per-year. One would think that the DEQ would advocate the resource but they’ve instead quietly given their seal of approval despite less than favorable computer modeling data concluding that a massive increase in Nestlé’s harvest of Muskegon River tributary groundwater may not be favorable for the watershed (not to mention the big picture issue of millions of additional plastic bottles set free in the world – not exactly environmental stewardship at its finest).
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Project Healing Waters plays an important role in mental health recovery, coordinators say, helping veterans rediscover enjoyment, passion and purpose.
By Gerry Weiss firstname.lastname@example.org
The sound of the stream calms him.
It’s safe there, along Elk Creek, with Phil Allan and some fellow military veterans taking in the peaceful focus and concentration that comes with fly fishing.
Whether it’s learning fly tying and fly rod building in classes at the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center, or fishing in waters across Pennsylvania, Allan, 46, takes solace in knowing the Project Healing Waters program has greatly helped him through his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.