Lapeer County Chapter of the Flint River Watershed Coalition
Co-chair: Peter McCreedy (810-614-7594). Peter is the Ecology Director of the Willows Ecology Center at Chatfield School. He is also the vice president of the Lapeer Land Conservancy and Chairs the Wild Lapeer Committee.
Co-Chair: Dave Woolfendon. Dave and his wife Sara are the owners of American Speedy Printing in downtown Lapeer. Dave is a member of the Lapeer Rotary, a major partner in the canoe pathway restoration project. He is also involved with the local chapter of Pheasants Forever.
Secretary: Mary Brown. Mary is the administrator of the Lapeer Conservation District. She is also the president of the Lapeer Land Conservancy.
Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the USDA Lapeer Service Center (Conservation office).
1739 N. Saginaw Street
|Lapeer, Michigan 48446|
New Members Welcomed!
Benthic Monitoring: Project leader - Maureen Shoemaker. The Lapeer Chapter helps run the FRWC’s monitoring program at 12 sites in Lapeer County. Monitoring happens in the spring and fall of each year. Volunteers Needed. Please contact Maureen Shoemaker or Sue Lossing.
River Cleanup: The Lapeer Chapter is reponsible for 6 cleanup sites. Our partners include the City of Lapeer and Rick Rhein Disposal. The cleanup is held in conjunction with Wild Lapeer. Project leader is Peter McCreedy.
Obstruction removal / Habitat Restoration: Joe Leonardi, Fisheries Biologist for the MDNRE is the coordinator for this project which has achieved nearly 100 percent of landowner participation, over 4000 hours of volunteer labor, and the restoration of about 10 hours of canoe pathway in Lapeer County. Other Crew Leaders are Dave Woolfendon, the leader of the very devoted, hardworking “rotary river rats”, Carl Haas, and Peter McCreedy. This group maintains an email list to notify interested volunteers about work sessions. Contact Joe if you are interested in being added to this list.
Education/Outreach: Project Leader Diane Peplinski (810-688-3344). Diane takes the FRWC message of working to protect, preserve, and improve the Flint River Watershed to local officials, schools, and organizations throughout Lapeer County.
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