Contact us…

1300 Bluff Street
Suite 114
Flint, MI 48504
Ph: 810.767.6490

Political Campaigns

The FRWC is a non-political, non-partisan nonprofit organization; as such, we do not endorse candidates for political office.

Listen Now – FRWC PSA

Click the image above to hear our Flint River Watershed radio PSA!

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Hiring for Summer Paddling Jobs!

FRWC is Hiring

The FRWC is hiring for 9 seasonal, part-time positions between Kayak Flint and our Paddling Programs for a summer of outdoor recreation! Positions last from May to October. Please see job postings at the links below for our Kayak Flint Rental Supervisors, Kayak Flint Fleet Supervisors, and Paddle Program Paddle Assistants Level 1  & Level 2. There may be some opportunity to combine Kayak Flint and Paddling positions for the right candidates.

Email for more info.

Stewardship Day 2021

Join us at one of five sites in Flint (Saturday, April 24th) and one site in Lapeer (Saturday, May 1st) for our annual Flint River Stewardship Day!

Join us at Flint's Stewardship Day on May 24th at Atwood Stadium, Flint Park Lake, Glenwood Cemetery, Thread Lake, or Vietnam Veterans Park from 9am-Noon.

Stewardship Day 2021 Lapeer

Join us at one of five sites in Flint for our annual Flint River Stewardship Day on Saturday, April 24th! For this community clean-up, we’ll provide the supplies. Just bring yourself and your mask to make a difference in the watershed! Free native oak saplings will be available to all participants. Contact for information on the Flint clean-ups, and for information on the Lapeer clean-up.
 Don’t feel comfortable joining a group? Clean up on your own near the water, and send us a photo to
 Flint Locations 9am-Noon:
Parking Lot, 300 Stone St.
Winthrop & W. Marengo Ave.
2500 W. Court St.
249 Peer Ave.
2000 James P. Cole
Lapeer Location: Saturday, May 1st, 10am-Noon
Pavilion, 130 S Monroe St, Lapeer

Win a Perception Sound 10.5 Angler Kayak!

We’re raffling a brand-new Perception Sound 10.5 kayak to benefit the Lapeer Saginaw Street Landing!
Drawing is May 1st at 8pm at Tilted Axis Brewing Co. in Lapeer. Need not be present to win. License X04229. Check out the boat in person and get your tickets at the bar (cash only) or online at Online sales end at 5pm, Saturday, May 1st. Every in-person ticket purchase gets a free Flint River National Water Trail guide!
Green Perception Sound 10.5 Kayak

Support the Lapeer Saginaw Street Landing

The Lapeer Chapter of the Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC), in partnership with Lapeer County Parks, has planned for 10 years to build a canoe and kayak landing on the Flint River at North Saginaw Street. Thanks to the support of community partners the landing is now under construction and set to open in 2021! We need your help to fill our final funding gap and make this project a success for the Lapeer community!  Support our MEDC/Patronicity Fundraising Campaign here. Our goal is to raise $7,000 by May 10th.

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Canoers on the Flint River in Lapeer


Voice of the River Annual Celebration



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S. Olof Karlstrom

We are celebrating the life of S. Olof Karlstrom. Olle’s impact on the growth and sustainability of the FRWC was so immense, we created the S. Olof Karlstrom Impact Award in his honor in 2018. Please keep his wife Libby Maynard and their children and grandchildren in your thoughts. We love and miss you, Olof.





Obituary for Olof



 COVID – 19

At the FRWC, our first priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to take the steps we can to practice social distancing for our staff, volunteers, and program participants. This means:

–  All staff will be working remotely at least through at least the end of the year. You can reach everyone at their usual phone and emails.

–  All FRWC led meetings will switch to virtual sessions or conference calls. This includes board, committee, and program committees. Direct any related questions to

For all events after New Years, we will continue to assess the situation, following the guidance provided by local, state, and federal officials.

Get Outside

In the mean time, getting outside is a GREAT way to ease the stress and anxiety associated with the Covid-19 outbreak. We encourage everyone to take some time each day to enjoy the amazing things our Flint River watershed has to offer.

–  Get out for a walk, run or bike ride along the beautiful Flint River Trail

–  While the temperatures are getting chilly, you may still want to get out on the river – Flint River Water Trail

–  Check out your local parks – not sure where to start, check out Genesee County Parks and Lapeer County Parks,

Most importantly, be safe and well.


 Get involved! 

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Check out our programs and volunteer opportunities!


 The Flint River: an undiscovered treasure.

The C. S. Mott Foundation produced a stunning video that captures the past, present, and future of our Flint River.

Flint River Watershed Coalition

Partnering to Protect, Promote, and Improve the Flint River Watershed. 

The Flint River Watershed Coalition is a membership organization that promotes citizen stewardship of our natural resources by providing our members with the sources, knowledge, and capacity necessary to protect local water quality and watershed habitat. 

Thank you for supporting our Flint River Watershed!