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Clinton River Watershed Council

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Causes: Environment, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: To protect, enhance and celebrate the clinton river,its watershed, and lake st. Clair. Vision: individual and community actions protect and improve the health of the clinton river, assuring that its natural, economic, and recreational value enhances the quality of life of those who live, work, and play in the clinton river watershed and lake st. Clair.

Programs: The clinton river watershed council offers a variety of programs and services throughout the watershed. Events include river day and clinton clean-up. River day events encourage volunteers to take action and celebrate the river and the water environment. Activities include stream bank restoration, native plant installation, invasive species removal, rain garden installation, storm drain stenciling, fishing derbies, clean up activities, minnow races, water quality monitoring demonstrations, and much more. Clinton clean-up has over 200 volunteers that collected 4 tons of trash, tires, building materials and other debris.

the storm water education program is supported through government contracts. By the end of 2015, we conducted over 30 presentations with an attendance total of approximately 450 people. The purpose of the program is to assist communities in preparing their education requirements for the phase ii permits for the state of michigan.

our programs incude stream leaders, adopt-a-stream, and clinton river coldwater conservation project (crccp). Stream leaders is our partner program where we partner local businesses with schools for the funding and mentoring for student water quality monitoring. We graduate over 4,500 students a year throught this program. Adopt-a-stream has 250 volunteers covering 55 monitoring sites. This program is done twice a year. Crccp has over 100 volunteers who work on projects that promote restoration on the paint creek tributary to the clinton river.

total of remaining programs - special projects include the restororation of fish passage and stream channel by removal of paint creek dam, stream bank stabilization at yates park, green infrastructure project for stormwater management for the city of rochester and city of rochester hills. In addition to the organization's standard programs and events, we also host river walks. We offer support and outreach to other events such as earth day, wolcott mill fall festival, lake st. Clair, oakland university and cranbrook water festivals, street fairs and rei customer days.

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