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.
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.
The staff are very knowledgeable and always ready to give you assistance. What a great cause and great for the City of Flint too!!!
I'm very excited about the upcoming River Monitoring and River Clean Up, meeting new friends and lending a helping hand whenever possible.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
I've volunteered on a number of their projects -- not every year - - and, generally, on various projects from time to time. I contribute regularly / work very hard on one of the chapters - and serve on the Board
As the volunteer center for Genesee County we are happy to refer volunteers to the Flint River Watershed Coalition. The clean up of the Flint River is critical as are efforts to monitor the health of the river and stop people from dumping pollutants into drains.