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2020 Rouge UnCruise – Register Today!

Announcing the new for 2020, Rouge UnCruise!

A safe and amazing virtual adventure in the spirit of the Rouge Cruise. From the comfort of your home, we invite you to virtually travel by kayak from the mouth of the Rouge River to the headwater regions.

For five consecutive Tuesday evenings, explore a unique stretch of the Rouge as filmed by Monitoring Manager Sally Petrella and her husband Paul Stark from their kayak. Accompanying you, with live narration, stories, and answers to your questions, will be Friends of the Rouge staff and Board Members. And, to make the virtual journey complete, each evening will feature new exclusive interviews and photos from the archives! Travel on the Rouge UnCruise for one night or all five!

Please register for EACH UnCruise Trip that you’d like to attend!

Trip 5: Melvindale to Fairlane Estate

Register for Trip 5

Date: September 8, 2020, 6-7 p.m.

Cost: free!

Travel by virtual kayak to explore these sites of interest:

  • Oakwood Commons
  • Original Rouge Channel
  • Greenfield Village Oxbow
  • Fair Lane Estate
  • Fair Lane Estate Fish Passage Project

Hear stories and watch interviews:

  • George Moroz, The Henry Ford
  • Karen Marzonie, Fair Lane Estate
  • John Gundry, Wayne County Parks

Get Caught Up on the UnCruise!


Support a cleaner and more vibrant Rouge River! Sponsor the Rouge UnCruise as a business or an individual today!

YOU can become a Rouge UnCruise Champion! Donate the cost of a regular Rouge Cruise ticket and support this event series and environmental education for your Rouge River! Your name will be featured as a Rouge UnCruise Champion for remaining Trips.

Contact: Lara Edwards at ledwards@therouge.org

Press here to watch the recordings of Rouge UnCruise Trips