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

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Corridor Alliance

Flint River Corridor Alliance Becomes Chapter of Flint River Watershed Coalition


The Flint River Watershed Coalition is pleased to announce a merger with the Flint River Corridor Alliance. “The opportunities this merger brings are well-timed,” said Kathleen Gazall, FRCA Board President, “These two organizations have worked closely together since the founding of the Corridor Alliance in 2007. As a combined entity, we will be better stewards of our organizational resources and expand our capacity to revitalize the river at a time when our joint work on initiating the Riverfront Restoration in Downtown Flint is coming to fruition.”

“We are excited that the Corridor Alliance is now an official chapter of the Flint River Watershed Coalition,” said Rebecca Fedewa, Executive Director of the Flint River Watershed Coalition. “This decision is well-aligned with our mission to serve the entire Flint River Watershed. The merger gives us more capacity to work on community reinvestment in the Flint River Corridor without redirecting any resources away from the other communities in our watershed.”

Under the merger, effective January 1st, 2018, the Corridor Alliance became an official chapter of the Flint River Watershed Coalition. The Corridor Alliance Chapter will continue to work along the river corridor in the city of Flint with annual events such as Cycling Circles and the Flint River Flotilla, as well as with partnerships on projects like installing a Paddlers’ Landing at Mott Park Recreation Area. The Flint River Watershed Coalition continues to maintain its broader focus on all seven counties that make up the Flint River Watershed through projects such as water quality monitoring, the GREEN environmental education program, the Flint River Paddling Program, and annual Stewardship Day activities.


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2019 Flint River Flotilla

The Flint River Flotilla is back! Mark your calendars for August 3rd.


Hamilton Dam

The Hamilton Dam and Riverfront Restoration Project includes the collection, analysis, and use of a variety of data and information to develop appropriate design and restoration solutions. Many of these documents, plans and data  related to the replacement of the Hamilton Dam can be found on Wade Trim’s Hamilton Dam program page. You can also find out current project information at the Flint Riverfront Restoration page.

Actual removal of the Hamilton Dam structure began the morning of March 27th, 2018. The work is expected to be complete by May 2018.


Our programs provide you a safe and enjoyable way to get out, get wet, and learn how you can partner with us to protect, preserve, and improve this wonderful resource that runs through your community.

Explore these links and join us!

Flint River Paddles

Flint River Green

Water Quality Monitoring and Analysis of Benthic Macroinvertebrate

Stewardship Day

Community Engagement and Planning in Thread Lake & Flint Park Lake

ELUCID Mapping and Decision Support Tool

Storm Drain Stenciling Volunteer Program




The Flint River Watershed Coatlition is very grateful to all our sponsors and partners for their generous support.



 Jeff Wright, Drain Commissioner

About Us

Flint River Watershed Coalition Mission

Partnering to Protect, Promote, and Improve the Flint River Watershed. The Flint River Watershed is increasingly healthy and strong, and offers many recreational, educational, and environmental opportunities.  As the leading community-based advocate for clean water resources, the Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) promotes efforts to protect, promote, and improve our area’s ecosystem through partnership, public education, scientific projects, and community involvement.

We are an organization representing individuals, businesses, community organizations, and local unites of government sharing a vision of a healthier Flint River Watershed. We envision a day when the future of our drinking water is secure and the integrity of the Flint River is protected. We believe that all people should have access to the river for recreation, swimming, and fishing as well as the economic value it provides to our communities.

The FRWC was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in August of 1998.

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 Covid – 19


At the FRWC, our first priority during this unprecedented time 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 May 15, 2020. 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 April 30, we will continue to assess the situation, following the guidance provided by local, state, and federal officials. This includes monitoring training and water quality monitoring sessions, and the GREEN Student Summit.

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

–  As the temperatures warm up, you may 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.


Kayak Flint

We are now accepting applications for Kayak Flint Fleet Supervisor for Summer 2020! Click here for job description.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, our operating dates and opening status are currently uncertain. We are waiting until the Governor releases additional information regarding our legal ability to operate before we finalize our plans. As such, we cannot make any firm commitments at this time to hiring decisions or start dates. However, if you are interested and flexible, we encourage you to apply.

Stewardship Month

Stewardship Month 2020

Staying Safe While Doing Good

Covid-19 has required us all to make changes to our daily routines to stop the spread of this terrible virus. In response, we’ve adjusted our organized day of community revitalization to a month of stewardship activities that you can do from the socially distant comfort of your own neighborhood. Check out our Stewardship Day page for all the details.

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 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!


FRWC Publications

2020 Spring/Summer Watershed Reporter

2019 Annual Report

spring 2019 newsletter

2019 Spring/Summer Watershed Reporter

2018 Annual Report

2018 FRWC Annual Report


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What is Watershed anyway?

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Flint River Watershed: The Heart of Michigan

The Flint River Watershed is more than 1,358 square miles and encompasses portions of 7 counties, 20 cities & villages, and 58 townships. The Watershed drains this large land area through the Flint River and all the tributaries of the Flint. It includes most of Genesee and Lapeer Counties, and parts of Shiawassee, Oakland, Tuscola, Sanilac and Saginaw Counties. The Native American name for this river was Pewonigowink, meaning “river of fire stone”. The Flint River is 78.3-mile-long and is formed in Lapeer County near Columbiaville where the river’s South Branch and North Branch come together. The river is supplemented by four major creeks, the Kearsley (draining the south and central portions of the east side of Genesee County), Thread (draining the south central part of the county), Swartz (draining the Swartz Creek area), and Misteguay (draining the area near the northern section of the border of Genesee and Shiawassee counties). The river empties into the Shiawassee River in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge near the city of Saginaw. Within the refuge, the Cass and Tittabawassee rivers combine with the Shiawassee to form the Saginaw River. The Saginaw empties into the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. The Flint RIver Watershed is a sub-watershed of the Saginaw Bay Watershed.

A watershed is an area of land which drains into a particular body of water. Just as when you pour water in a bathtub, it all ends up in the drain, when it rains on the surface, that water flows to a particular body of water. That water can flow both above the ground through lakes, streams, and wetlands, or below the ground through groundwater and springs.





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  • Cities
    • Flint
    • Flushing
    • Grand Blanc
    • Lennon
    • Goodrich
    • Ortonville
    • Davison
    • Otisville
    • Mount Morris
    • Montrose
    • Birch Run
    • New Lothrop
    • Swartz Creek
    • Otter Lake
    • Columbiaville
    • Clifford
    • North Branch
    • Lapeer
    • Metamora
  • Townships
    • Flint
    • Flushing
    • Grand Blanc
    • Fenton
    • Holly
    • Argentine
    • Gaines
    • Clayton
    • Groveland
    • Brandon
    • Atlas
    • Davison
    • Burton
    • Richfield
    • Genesee
    • Forest
    • Vienna
    • Mount Morris
    • Montrose
    • Albee
    • Hazelton
    • Venice
    • Caledonia
    • New Haven
    • Maple Grove
    • Spaulding
    • Taymouth
    • Birch Run
    • Thetford
    • Millington
    • Watertown
    • Marathon
    • Oregon
    • Mayfield
    • Burlington
    • Koylton
    • Dayton
    • Freemont
    • Marlette
    • Burnside
    • Goodland
    • Arcadia
    • Attica
    • Drydon
    • Addision
    • Metamora
    • Hadley
    • Oxford
    • Brandon
    • Independence
    • Springfield
    • Rose



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Board of Directors

The composition of the FRWC Board of Directors reflects the collaborative nature of the organization. Founded in 1997, the FRWC is an alliance between educational institutions, local government, local business, environmental groups, and concerned citizens who feel strongly that the Flint River and its tributaries are a vital resource we all need to protect from pollution. The Board meets the third Friday of every month. Board meetings are open to members of the FRWC. To attend an upcoming meeting, contact Edie Westhoff.

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