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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 1: Zug Island

Date: August 11, 2020, 6-7pm

Cost: free!

Travel by virtual kayak to explore these sites of interest:

  • DTE Energy Plant
  • Marine Pollution Control
  • Sulfur springs
  • LRROC Sediment Project
  • Gordie Howe International Bridge
  • US Steel Great Lakes Works

Hear stories and watch interviews:

  • David and Charlie Usher, Marine Pollution Control
  • Rose Ellison, EPA (LRROC Sediment Project)

Trip 2

Zug Island to the Fort St Bridge Park

Date: August 18, 2020, 6-7pm
Cost: free!

Register for Trip 2

Trip 3

Fort St Bridge Park to the Ford Rouge Complex

Date: August 25, 2020, 6-7pm
Cost: free!

Register for Trip 3

Trip 4

Schaefer to Hubbell-Southfield CSO

Date: September 1, 2020, 6-7pm
Cost: free!

Register for Trip 4

Trip 5

Melvindale to
the Fair Lane Estate

Date: September 8, 2020, 6-7pm
Cost: free!

Register for Trip 5

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

Contact: Lara Edwards at ledwards@therouge.org