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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: Improve and maintain environmental quality of the watershed through environmental education, collaborative problem solving and fostering cooperative interrelations between participants in programs and activities.

Programs: Flint river green - flint river green is a partnership between the frw, earthforce,the genesee intermediate school district, the lapeer intermediate school district and genesee county drain commissioner. It is an applied curriculum for middle and high school students, focusing on developing environmental awareness and stewardship through a combination of field and classroom sessions. Protecting our water resources is a valuable learning experience for students, and flint river green is an effective means or turning today's students into tomorrow's environmental stewards.

flint river and community cleanup - the flint river and community cleanup is an annual event that is in its twelth year. The purpose of the cleanup is to organize volunteers in genesee and lapeer counties to clean selcted sites on the flint river in order to improve the appearance and the ecology of the watershed. There are typically 200 to 300 volunteers in this one day annual effort in genesee and lapeer counties.

river monitoring and improvement projects - acting in a support role, the flint river watershed coalition provides staff assistance, promotional materials and educational information. Projects are designed to identify threats to water quality in a specific section of the watershed and to create a regional vision for the watershed as a whole. The flint river watershed coalition also provides general guidance related to river cleanup, benthic monitoring, and recreational activities on the flint river.

other program service expenses including local chapters

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had great experiences, not only with their organization at these river cleanup events, but with all of the things that they are doing for our whole community. The results of the river cleanups are immediate & I sure hope that it makes people thing twice about what they toss into our rivers & their general areas. The Watershed Coalition publishes a wonderful newsletter, encourages participation in a variety of events, & is truly a worthy nonprofit group.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a member for about five years and really appreciate the good work they do in our community. I enjoy reading their newsletters, always with an eye towards what opportunities are out there that I might be able to help with.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff are very knowledgeable and always ready to give you assistance. What a great cause and great for the City of Flint too!!!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm very excited about the upcoming River Monitoring and River Clean Up, meeting new friends and lending a helping hand whenever possible.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Uplifting and Educational! Not to mention motivational! With the annual meeting's professional speakers concerning the Flint River Watershed to the Semi-annual Benthic Monitoring of our rivers and streams, FRWC Rocks!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I became involved when the FRWC did a benthic monitoring demonstration at our annual Earth day Celebration at Mott a few years ago. I have been involved with the monitoring ever since. I have also worked with the organization through our University of Mich-Flint connections. As the University crosses the river we have a vested intrest in maintaining its beauty and health. The FRWC is a natural partner in our concerns. Their outreach into the community and schools has far reaching effects not to be ignored.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

At the FRWC's annual luncheon earlier this year, both myself and a number of people I know filled out cards to become involved with the organization. Two months later, not a single one of us has heard back. If this organization is concerned about both membership and community awareness, I'd begin looking here.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

F.R.W.C. is a wonderful collection of people who care a great deal about their watershed and are very knowledgable about the issues facing it. I enjoy volunteering every chance I get to work with Coalition members on various projects.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to be involved in the Flint River Watershed Coalition thru my love of kayaking and my need to help keep our watershed clean for recreational use but more importantly for aquatic life. The coalition is extremely good with keeping their membership informed of important issues,volunteer opportunities and educational issues related to you rivers and stream thru a committed newsletter. The numbers of road signs within this county informing reisdents that this area is part of the watershed amazing. I hope to become more involved as my schedule permits.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with the FRWC goes way back--- I was around when we were organizing a Board of Directors, partnering with a Veterans group for our very first river clean up, I participated in the first of several Benthic Monitoring events and I applied for grant funds from the Michigan DEQ to help defray costs for several river clean up events and put up our first wastershed road signs. I loved working with this organization!