About Friends of the Rouge
Friends of the Rouge is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan.
Mission Statement:To promote restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of improving the quality of life for the people, plants, and animals of the watershed.
We are overseen by a 15 member board of directors and have five full-time staff and several seasonal part-time staff.
Friends of the Rouge Team
(313) 792-9627 x109
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2014 Summary Report
Check out our recent summary report that was shared with guests who attended our October 8th reception honoring Congressman John Dingell for his contributions to FOTR and the Rouge River.
Friends of the Rouge is generously funded by private, state, and federal grants, membership support, as well as individual and corporate donations. In May 2014, a significant source of annual funding - a grant program that we've relied on for nearly 20 years - ended. Please consider supporting Friends of the Rouge today by becoming a member, donor, or sponsor.