Thanks to all of the partners who made the 2015 Lake Erie Water Festival a success!
On May 21, 2015, the Lake Erie Water Festival brought together people and organizations from across southeastern Michigan for Monroe County students to celebrate and learn about water. Our 2015 Lake Erie Water Festival statistics include:
- 13 partners - River Raisin Institute, IHM Motherhouse, Monroe County ISD, River Raisin Watershed Council, Huron-Clinton Metroparks, UM Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center, Great Lakes Bioneers, Monroe Conservation District, Monroe Bee Keepers, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cranbrook Institute of Science and DTE Energy.
- 400 students from 14 classes from five different Monroe County Schools from Monroe, Ida and Dundee.
- 35 volunteers representing six different organizations from across Monroe County.
Each class visited 6 different learning stations throughout the day. Topics included soil erosion prevention, Lake Erie Amphibians and Waterfowl, DTE Solar Array, Community Organic Gardening, DTE remotely-operated vehicle and invasive species, Water Conservation, Prairie Walk, Benthic macro-Invertebrates, Beekeeping, Migratory Birds and more! Check the River Raisin Watershed Council website for news on the 2016 event.
Special thanks to the water festival sponsors!