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You can be the difference for a cleaner and more vibrant Rouge River!  Your gift means more impact – more river education and more hands-on river action – right here in your community.  No amount is too small because added up, YOU power a better Rouge River and Southeast Michigan for your loved ones, neighbors, friends and for you!

Press on the “DONATE NOW” button and give the gift of a better Rouge River! You give monthly or once – every donation makes an impact. 

To make a donation by check, include a donation form and mail to:
Friends of the Rouge
650 Church Street Suite 209
Plymouth, MI 48170

Be part of the legacy. Become a Friend of the Rouge today!  As a member, you strengthen the collective voice on behalf of the Rouge River and join the chorus of caring people like you, who will speak up and act for the river’s better future.
To make a membership donation by check, include a membership form and mail to Friends of the Rouge.

Ready to showcase your organization’s commitment to a cleaner and healthier Rouge River and Michigan?  Partner with Friends and watch your impact grow!  Sponsorship packages are available and customizable to provide you with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make an impact based on your organization’s interests. 

Are you a small business, nonprofit or civic organization?  You are invited to make an impact with Friends!  Contact Lara at ledwards@therouge.org for more information.

Celebrate special people and occasions in your life by making a honorary gift or remember a special person by making a memorial donation to Friends of the Rouge. We will send an acknowledgement of your donation to the person or family at the address you specify.

Honorary and memorial donations may be made by mail (link to donation mail-in form) or online here. Please indicate “in memory of” or “in honor of” in the Comments box.

Your gift to the Friends of the Rouge Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan provides a gift that keeps on giving!  Leave your legacy and support the restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem for generations to come.

We’re going with the “It doesn’t hurt to ask” approach! Please know that every little bit helps.

The Lower Rouge River Water Trail is a 27-mile (43.45 km) inland paddling trail connecting people to the river’s natural environment, its history, and the communities it touches in Michigan’s Rouge Watershed. A variety of paddling experiences await you.

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Shop to Support

Did you know your purchases can make a difference?
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When you do your back to school shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2672879, Amazon donates to Friends of the Rouge.

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