Are we doing enough to protect Michigan’s lakes and rivers?

CBS 62’s “Eye on the Future” Special — Watch 6:30 p.m. Sunday (just before “60 Minutes”)

With one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply, protecting Michigan’s greatest natural asset is becoming more difficult with threats popping up from aging oil pipelines, fracking, and water run off from crops.

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What are we doing to protect our lakes and rivers?

Watch CBS 62’s “Eye on The Future” special “Michigan: Our Water, our Future” as Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain and Chief Videographer Paul Pytlowany travel the state to talk to leaders at the forefront to bring you some answers.

This riveting 30-minute special airs 6:30 pm Sunday (before “60 Minutes”) and includes high-profile leaders like Gov. Rick Snyder, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford , educators and community activists talking about what is taking place now to protect Michigan’s streams, rivers and lakes.

Michigan has 3,000 miles of Great Lakes coast, 11,000 inland lakes and hundreds of rivers and wetlands which translates into recreation, tourism, increased property values and economic development.

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Cain and Pytlowany also showcase some of Michigan’s most amazing landmarks including the Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls. They also highlight the importance of water to our businesses, our recreation and our families.

With a growing shortage of water in places like California and Arizona, and lack of drinkable water woes around the world, Michigan is in the enviable position.

Stewardship of our water will drive our collective future which “Michigan: Our Water, Our Future” spotlights.

Among those appearing: Gov. Rick Snyder, Mariah Urueta,Jeff Mason, John Austin, Theresa Neal, Jon Allan, UM President Mark Schlissel, MSU President Lou Anna Simon, WSU President M. Roy Wilson, John Madigan, Chuck Cook, Aaron Payment, Jason Manshum, Jim Lively, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Dan Wyant, Keith Creagh, Liz Kirkwood, Peggy Case, Rich Studley, Raquel Castañeda-López, Todd Bazzett, George Goodman, Beverly Fernandez, Rep. Fred Upton,

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Bill Ford, Brian Parker, Lark Ludlow, Chris Shepler, Mary Treder Lang, Gary Gonzalez, Tiffany VanDeHey, and Cathy Green.