Local Students Present Water Quality Findings at Flint River GREEN Student Summit
Did you see Jamie Ward’s coverage of the 2015 #FlintRiverGREEN Student Summit on ABC12? In case you missed it, check out this video. The focus on water quality has never been so strong – even in the classroom. “I’m sure that [Flint’s water] is on everybody’s mind and the great thing is these students are out there testing the water quality and they are finding out that the rivers and streams are actually very clean and very healthy,” said Rebecca Fedewa
THANK YOU to everyone that came out and helped with the 2015 Flint River & Community Cleanup!
It was a cold and cloudy morning that turned into a gloriously sunny day. Over 370 people of all ages from around Genesee and Lapeer counties stepped up on Saturday morning to help do some much needed Spring Cleaning in our public parks and trails along the North, South and Middle Branches of our Flint River, the Kearsley Creek, Thread Lake and Thread Creek, Flint Park Lake, and the Holloway Dam. It was a lot of hard work, but with a hundred of helping hands, we made quick work of it. In three hours, volunteers filled 179 bags and seven dumpsters with trash. They also removed two hot tubs and over a hundred pounds of brush and debris.
There is a “Good News – Bad News” element to the mess.
Yes -That’s a lot of junk that others left for the community to deal with, but it isn’t nearly as much as it used to be AND we have a community of civic minded people who love our region so much they happily dedicated themselves to Spring Cleaning some of our public gathering places — making them beautiful, clean and inviting. Individuals, businesses and local communities sponsored this event with funding, supplies and volunteers, too. We couldn’t do it without each you…THANK YOU!
Take the “Every Day is Earth Day” Pledge and keep this positive momentum going!
There are many ways you can help and we will show you what to do and how easy it can be to be a watershed steward every day.
In the News…
February 17, 2015, Flint, Michigan: We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Fedewa, executive director of the Flint River Watershed Coalition, was invited to serve on the City of Flint’s Water Advisory Committee. With 7 years of experience leading the FRWC and an educational background in fisheries and wildlife, Fedewa is a strong and a reliable resource on the science of watersheds and rivers. She will bring a clear voice and science based facts to the discussion as the community looks for answers and solutions to consistently safe drinking water delivered by the city as well as the health status, care and enjoyment of our Flint River Watershed.
Last month, FRWC released a statement to add clarity to debate over drinking water. You can read the full statement at this link:http://goo.gl/ukRrhq
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FRWC seeks to add clarity to debate over drinking water
Treatment process, not the Flint River, is source of chemicals in drinking water
Flint River Watershed Coalition
Partnering to Protect, Preserve, 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!
The 2015 Spring Summer issue of the Watershed Reporter is now available!
Make 2015 the year You Rediscover Our Flint River or one of its many beautiful tributaries. See our Calendar to get involved and have some fun! Email your photos, videos, or stories to info@FlintRiver.org
Catching fish from the Flint River?
YES…You can eat some of your catch. Check out the State of Michigan’s Eat Safe Fish website. The site lists safe fish from around the state, including a page on the fish found in the Flint River Watershed. See the Eat Safe Fish -Southeast Michigan Guide for details.