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About Friends of the Rouge

Friends of the Rouge is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan.

Our mission is 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

Aimee LaLonde-Norman
Executive Director
(313) 792-9627 x109
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Karen Hanna
Operations Director
(313) 792-9900 x104
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Sally Petrella
Volunteer Monitoring Program Manager
(313) 792-9621 x106
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Cyndi Ross
River Restoration Program Manager
(313) 792-9621 x107
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Erin Cassady
Rouge Education Project (REP) Program Manager
(313) 792-9626 x111
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Phone: 313.792.9900

4901 Evergreen Road, KM
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Support FOTR

Friends of the Rouge is generously funded by private, state, and federal grants, membership support, as well as individual and corporate donations.  Please consider supporting Friends of the Rouge today by becoming a member, donor, or sponsor.