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 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.
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!