Time to get ready for some fun!
~ Help us give the Flint River a good spring cleaning ~
Saturday April 29th is the 2017 Flint River Stewardship Day (formerly the Flint River & Community Cleanup) at 15 sites across Genesee and Lapeer Counties. This year we have added new sites and new activities, like the Rain Barrel Workshop – bring a battery operated drill and build one to take home, one for another member of the community, or both!
Click here or on the map below for information about each site – location/directions, activities planned, and partner organizations.
Stick around for the Volunteer Appreciation lunches at noon at Vietnam Veterans’ Park in Genesee County and Cramton Park in Lapeer County.
Check out our flyer for locations and contact Jaime Welch at 810-767-7140 or email@example.com for more information.
If you, or someone you know, is looking to get a career started in the environmental nonprofit world, send them our way. We have two exciting new opportunities to join our staff.
Program Assistant – 10-20 hours/week, $10/hour.
Education Program Coordinator – 20+ hours/week, $12-15/hour, depending on experience and education.
Interested applicants, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. We will accept resumes through April 24th.
The FRWC is an equal opportunity employer. You can read our non-discrimination policy here.
We’ve received several questions about the tree cutting along the Flint River in downtown Flint. This clearing is to make way for a clean up of the river between the Hamilton Dam and 5th Ave. You can read all about the project on the Consumers Energy info site.
Jump In, have fun, and make a difference in YOUR watershed.
We have lots of great opportunities for you to get involved:
Stewardship Day – April 29th
Spring Monitoring – April 25th and May 6th
Storm Drain Stenciling – spring, summer, and fall
Sunday Bike Rides – every Sunday at 2PM, meet at the old Farmers’ Market
Paddle the Flint! – paddles throughout the spring, summer, fall
Thank you to our 2017
Voice of the River Sponsors!!
The C. S. Mott Foundation recently produced a stunning video that captures the past, present, and future of our Flint River.
The Flint River is a vibrant ecosystem that supports a wide array of wildlife, from eagles to osprays, from walleye to small mouth bass, and caddisfly to water penny. The City of Flint drinking water crisis has cast the river in a negative light, but we have the data that shows this is not the case.
The Winter issue of the Watershed Reporter is now available!
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.
Make 2017 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
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!