Contact us…

FRWC
1300 Bluff Street
Suite 114
Flint, MI 48504
Ph: 810.767.6490
info@FlintRiver.org

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Ripples from the Watershed

 

 

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It’s FINALLY Spring!!
Stewardship Day Success!

THANK YOU!!! A total of 240 volunteers helped collect over 310 bags of trash, 78 tires, and a wide array of yard waste.

In addition to trash disposal, 48 rain barrels were assembled and donated to community members, 28 bags of invasive species Japanese Knotweed, were removed, an old dock was removed at McKinley Park all in stewardship of the Flint River and its surrounding landscape.

This year’s Golden Gloves contenders include dental x-rays and a giant stuffed gorilla. We will conduct a public poll to determine the winner at FRWC’s Annual Celebration in January 2019!

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This event is one of the area’s largest cleanup efforts and would not be possible without a number of sponsors, partners and volunteers. The FRWC would like to specifically thank our event sponsors: Rowe, Inc.; Drs. Mukkamala, L. A. Construction, Louis and Nellie Sieg Fund, and MPS Group.

A huge shout out to the City Of Flint Blight Removal team – Raul Garcia and Heather Griffen. In Flint, the City picked up all the collected tires, trash at multiple locations, and an unanticipated abundance of brush in the Carriage Town neighborhood.

In addition, we’d like to thank Genesee County Parks for providing trash pick-up, restrooms, site guidance and patrols as well as their Keep Genesee County Beautiful program for providing tools, bags and gloves for this event. The Neighborhood Engagement HubRiver Network, Coca-Cola and Edible Flint for partnering to provide the Rain Barrel Workshop; and FRWC Chapters, Vern’s Collision, Applied Ecosystems, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Consumer’s Energy, Kettering University, the Genesee Conservation District and countless other organizations for the behind-the-scene coordination of the event.

Mark Your Calendar for Fun in the Watershed!

Friends of the Flint River Trail Ride Again!

The Friends of the Flint River Trail are “gearing up” for another great year of bike rides along the Flint River. Join the group at the Old Flint Farmers Market on Sunday, May 6th for the first ride, and every Sunday after that through the end of October!

ABC 12 New – FFRT Rides

FFRT channel 12 news piece 2018

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Cycling Circles – Family Fun at Chevy Commons

Join us on May 19th for fun activities, bike riding, helmet fitting, and so much more. Wear your favorite SUPERHERO costume for a chance to win fun prizes!!

Cycling Circles

80’s In The Hole RiverFest

 

Friday, June 22nd, 4-11pm

Come on down to the Park at Atwood Stadium for the Second Annual 80’s In The Hole RiverFest! We’ll have great music from Jedi Mind Trip, vintage 80’s cars, local food vendors, fun activities for all ages, beer tent, and updates on all the great things happening on the Flint River.

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Prize for the best 80’s Hair/Outfit! 
Winner will receive two tickets to see Styx, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Tesla at Pine Knob (aka DTE Energy Music Theater) on Friday July 6th.

Priority parking for anyone with a sweet 80’s ride. Motor on down in your DeLorean or your IROC-Z, and bag a radical parking spot.

Grab your friends, and come out for a Totally Tubular night of fun!!

Tickets are only $5!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

See what there is to do in our watershed.

May 5th & 11th

Benthic Monitoring

Genesee and Lapeer

12-4 PM

MAY 6th

FIrst FFRT Bike Ride

(every Sunday May – October)

Old Flint Farmers’ Market

2PM

MAY 18th

GREEN Student Summit

Kettering University

MAY 19th

Cycling Circles

Chevy Commons

1-3 PM

JUNE 22nd

80’s in the Hole

Atwood Stadium

5-11 PM

August 4th

Flint River Flotilla

Mott Park Recreation Area

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Kroger Community Rewards makes donating easy. Sign in to community rewards and look for the FRWC, org number: 30944

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Support the Flint River Watershed Coalition today!

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS

The FRWC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, which means donations you make to us can be matched by your employer’s program. Contact your HR department for the needed forms, and we’ll do the rest!

 

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