Flint River Watershed Coalition

Rating: 4.46 stars   13 reviews

Address:

432 N Saginaw St Ste 1001 Ste 38 Flint MI 48502 USA

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

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(810) 767-6490
www.flintriver.org

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Reviews for Flint River Watershed Coalition

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the beatification of the river corridor, and the progress in beginning to repair the Hamilton Dam.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about the various projects they've played a part in.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and knowledgeable.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had made a better attempt to get community members involved.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

community awareness, membership, funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have enjoyed being a member the past year. I like the educational efforts being offered to the community. The one I have enjoyed the most and that has the most potential is the FRWC-sponsored Flint River "floats" where non-members and members can interact in the watershed and learn more about the amazing resources they may not even know exist in their back yard + meet very committed environmental stewards!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting out on the water and sharing resources with strong like-minded environmentalists.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the way people live in Genesee County ... even ameliorate the obesity epidemic we have here!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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