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Our Watershed

Rouge Paddling Trips

Friends of the Rouge organizes two group paddling events every fall so that you can experience a known route. Sat. Oct. 7, 2017 Canoe the...
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Explore the Rouge

Explore the Rouge is an opportunity to get to know a part of the Rouge River Watershed on a guided tour. Events include hikes, bicycle...
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Fordson Island Project

Fordson Island Oxbow Restoration and Marine Debris Removal Backgound In August 2010, the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority was awarded a $150,000 Marine Debris Program grant...
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Fish Monitoring

The last extensive fish survey of the Rouge River was completed by the Michigan DNR in 1995 and published in 1998 (Rouge River Assessment).  Water...
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Rouge River Water Trail

With over 1.35 million people residing in the Rouge River Watershed, the river has the potential to offer paddling opportunities close to home. Water quality...
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Woody Debris

Is woody debris a problem? Many people believe large woody debris is a big problem for the river. Most believe logjams are the cause of...
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Wildlife that can be found in the Rouge River watershed include various amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, plants, and mammals. As more of the watershed becomes...
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Located in Southeast Michigan, the Rouge River is a marvelous place to recreate without having to spend hours traveling. Parks along the river abound, trails...
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Regional Projects

Report on Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project 1992-2014