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Friends of the Rouge

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Public Workshops

Funded by: The Alliance of Rouge Communities

Friends of the Rouge, in partnership with the Alliance of Rouge Communities, coordinates workshops to teach the public about stormwater issues and how they can protect the Rouge River at home. Topics focus on native landscaping and riparian buffers.

Native Plants and Pollinators Workshops

Butterfly on purple cone flowerLearn how to protect and provide for native pollinators in your yard.

Register to attend a workshop today! Online or call 313.792.9621

  • October 4, 2016, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
    Livonia Civic Center Library
    32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154
  • October 12, 2016, 6:30–800 p.m.
    Maplewood Center
    31735 Maplewood Avenue
    Garden City, MI 48135

native plant and pollinators workshop garden
Help protect and sustain our native pollinators by planting native flowers in your yard. Native plants provide nectar and breeding areas for these important animals.

Bees and other pollinators are struggling; they are suffering from loss of habitat, disease, colony collapse disorder, and excessive use of chemicals in residential landscapes.

Pollinators play an important role in our ecosystem — supporting plant life! Managed bee colonies in the U.S. are at high risk. Loss of managed bee colonies may result in the loss of food crops that we enjoy.  Support a vital part of our ecosystem and enjoy frequent visits from butterflies, hummingbirds and non-aggressive bees.