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Our Work

Friends of the Rouge engages thousands of people each year in hands-on restoration and stewardship efforts throughout the Rouge River watershed through a number of public involvement and education programs.

Rouge Rescue

Started in 1986, volunteers clean up and restore the Rouge River every spring. More...

River Restoration

Educational programs and hands-on projects for residents to learn how to take care of land along the river. More...

Rouge Education Project

REP involves elementary, middle, and high schools across southeastern Michigan in water quality monitoring. More...

River Monitoring

Monitoring bugs, frogs & toads, and fish, engaging volunteers to assess the health of the river. More...

Rouge River Water Trail

A 25 mile paddling trail that FOTR is working to develop with local partners. More...