Many thanks to everyone that participated in the Rouge River Water Festival Sept. 11-14, 2012!
Nearly 2,000 students participated from Oakland County schools in the Rouge River watershed, including 74 teachers and hundreds of chaperones. Schools attended from 10 communities: Bloomfield Hills, Bingham Farms, Southfield, Commerce Twp., Birmingham, Troy, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Beverly Hills and Walled Lake.
Thank you to Oakland University and Rochester College teaching students who assisted as volunteer guides.
31 organizations presented: Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Plymouth Technology, Organization for Bat Conservation, General Motors, U.S. EPA, Clinton River Watershed Council, Friends of the Detroit River, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., MSU Extension Oakland County, Huron-Clinton Metroparks Mobile Learning Center, Waste Management, Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority, OHM Inc., Friends of the Rouge, UM-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center, Macomb County Public Works, DTE Energy, Marine Pollution Control, Oakland County Parks, Voyage in Time.net, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept., Western Michigan University, Wayne State University, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Oakland Wildflower Farm, International Joint Commission, Osprey Watch of Southeast Michigan, City of Southfield and City of Auburn Hills.
Thank you to Great Lakes Guardians, DTE Energy Foundation and the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office as our lead sponsors in 2012!
Thank you also to Harris Family Philanthropic Fund, Critter Catchers and Alliance of Rouge Communities for their support.