Rouge River Green Infrastructure Education, Installation and Marketing
Partners: Communities in the Johnson Creek and Tonquish Creek Subwatersheds
Funded by: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Nonpoint Source Program
Friends of the Rouge will implement focused restoration and protection efforts in the Johnson and Tonquish Creek communities by engaging residents in green infrastructure education and installation. Through use of a marketing campaign utilizing a marketing/PR consultant, workshops, community meetings, school-based experiential learning, volunteer training, rain garden demonstration plantings and participant surveys; FOTR will engage homeowner associations, students, and other community groups in hands-on, peer-to-peer, grassroots initiatives. These initiatives will educate residents about nonpoint source pollution and the impact storm water has on local creeks.