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In the News 2020

July 26, 2020
WXYZ Detroit: Friends of the Rouge create virtual touring option for annual cruise event during pandemic

July 13, 2020
Hometown Life: Friends of the Rouge Secures Substantial Grant from EGLE

July 2020
Northville Matters: Rain Gardens Absorb Rain, Avert it From Rouge Tributaries

July 2, 2020
Mid-Michigan Now: EGLE awards ten grants to improve water quality in Michigan

July 1, 2020
Daily Detroit: Coronavirus News, New Rain Garden, Motown Museum Reopening

June 6, 2020
The Oakland Press: Oakland County community calendar June 7

May 13, 2020
Daily Detroit: 6 Things To Know, And What We’re All Missing During The Coronavirus Quarantine

May 12, 2020
Fox 2 Detroit: Annual Rouge Rescue event moves online as restoration efforts adapt to COVID-19

May 10, 2020
Press & Guide: Rouge Rescue river cleanup goes virtual for 2020

May 7, 2020
Planet Detroit: Friends of the Rouge ED Marie McCormick on how the nonprofit is coping with the pandemic by Nina Ignaczak

April 15, 2020
Detroit Is It: The Detroit River Coalition to Host “eEarth Day” on April 22

April 15, 2020
Environmental Monitor: How Citizen Scientists Track the Life Returning to Michigan’s Rouge River by Jack Nissen

March 6, 2020
WXYZ Channel 7: Channel 7 Interviews Sally Petrella about Turds and Frogs

March 4, 2020
News-Herald: Volunteers sought for Great Global Cleanup coming to Detroit River

March 4, 2020
Spinal Column: Efforts underway to identify and control frog-bit in Oakland County

March 1, 2020
Fox2 News: Ryan Ermanni interviews Sally Petrella about frogs and toads and she demonstrates what the calls sound like

February 21, 2020
WWJ Newsradio: Interview with Sally Petrella about the 2020 Annual Frog & Toad Survey

February 11, 2020
C & G Newspapers: Friends of the Rouge promote master rain gardener program

In the News 2019

October 9, 2019

Benzinga: Community Groups Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Rouge River Fire

CBC: ‘We have more to do’: The 1969 Rouge River fire remembered

Fox 2 Detroit: In 1969 the Rouge River burned. 50 years and more than a billion dollars later, life has returned to the water

Great Lakes Commission: In 1969 the Rouge River burned. 50 years and more than a billion dollars later, life has returned to the water

Michigan Radio: 50 Years Ago Today, the Rouge River Caught on Fire

Interlochen Radio: 50 Years Ago Today, the Rouge River Caught on Fire

Republic World: US Congresswomen Go Kayaking To Mark 50-year Turnaround Of Rouge River

USA Today: Detroit (see Michigan:Detroit)

October 8, 2019
WDIV: Click on Detroit: Lawmakers kayak Rouge River to mark cleanup progress since 1969 fire

October 7, 2019
Detroit Free Press: 50 years after Rouge River fire, Donald Trump policy may jeopardize decades of progress

October 5, 2019
Detroit Free Press: It has been 50 years since this river caught fire

August 23, 2019
Great Lakes Now: Sens. Stabenow, Peters push for new Great Lakes restoration legislation and increase in funding

August 23, 2019
Fox2 Detroit: Michigan lawmakers looking for $175 million more in Great Lakes funding

August 22, 2019
Debbie Stabenow: United States Senator for Michigan: In Detroit, Stabenow, Peters Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

August 22, 2019
The Detroit News: Michigan’s senators push for hike in Great Lakes cleanup aid

June 24, 2019
Great Lakes Now: Rouge River Man: Individuals wanting to play a part in keeping rivers clean are starting local

Jun 19, 2019
WXYZ Detroit: Here’s how you can get rid of mosquitoes without chemicals

May 31, 2019
Detroit Legal News: Attorney proves to be a man of many talents

May 17, 2019
Ford Motor Company News: Volunteers from Ford’s Global Data Insight and Analytics Team Crunch Numbers to Aid Watershed Nonprofit

May 17, 2019
Oakland Press: Volunteers invited to Rouge Rescue river cleanup

May 9, 2019
Daily Detroit: Here’s How You Can Help Clean Up the Rouge River

May 8, 2019
Patch: Annual Rouge Rescue Efforts Begin May 18

May 1, 2019
Patch: Why You Should Make A Rain Garden This Spring

April 23, 2019
CDTV: 2019 Friends of the Rouge Special

April 14, 2019
Fox 2 Detroit: Volunteers wanted for the Rouge Rescue annual cleanup event

April 12, 2019
Metro Times: Officials say not to worry about all those dead fish in the Rouge River

April 9, 2019
Patch: Clean Metro Detroit’s Watersheds For National Volunteer Week

April 3, 2019
Trenton Trib

March 18, 2019
WXYZ Detroit: Millions of gallons of sewage dumped into Rouge River

March 11, 2019
The Oakland Press: Volunteers sought for Rouge Frog and Toad Survey

February 14, 2019
WXYZ Detroit: The Great Lakes State is Getting Saltier – it matters when it comes to your drinking water: Years of salt use to de-ice roads considered the cause

January 16, 2019
C&G Newspaper: Stonefly search on tap throughout Rouge communities

In the News 2018

December 11, 2018
C&G Newspaper: Proposed wetlands bill would cause environmental ‘degradation,’ groups warn

November 2018 issue
The Ville: “Memories of a Hidden River” by Marie McCormick

November 28, 2018
Hometown Life: Is your lawn or garden getting lazy? Put it to work for you

November 19, 2018
Detroit Free Press: Submerged oddities will be pulled from Rouge River — including 8 cars

November 6, 2018
The Oakland Press: November Community Briefing- Troy: Friends of the Rouge coordinator presents at Garden Club

November 1, 2018
The Detroit News: Welcome Mat: Local nurseries host holiday open houses

October 31, 2018
Press & Guide: An island in Dearborn? Yes, it’s true

September 20, 2018
The Oakland Press: Friends of the Rouge conducting community survey on waterway

June 20, 2018
Southfield Sun: ‘Dirty’ water runoff is Rouge’s biggest problem, group says

June 15, 2018
Patch: Friends Of The Rouge Launches ‘RainSmart’ Project

June 15, 2018
Hometown Life: Friends of the Rouge launches ‘RainSmart’ campaign

May 19, 2018
The Detroit News: With cleanup efforts, Rouge River ‘has come a long way’

May 17, 2018
The Detroit News: Wash your car the eco-friendly way

May 2, 2018
Hometown Life: Friends of the Rouge set to relocate to Plymouth

April 27, 2018
Click-on Detroit (Channel 4): Will the weather cooperate this weekend in Metro Detroit?     

April 6, 2018
Hour Detroit: Your Guide to Volunteering Around Metro Detroit

March 27, 2018
US News: Meeting to Focus on Sediment Cleanup From River Channel

March 8, 2018
Detroit Free Press:  Citizen scientists to stalk bugs in the Rouge River

January 20, 2018
Detroit Free Press: Tiny bugs help volunteers track water quality in region

January 15, 2018
Detroit Free Press: Are you listening for frogs? Metro Detroit environmentalists documenting amphibians

January 12, 2018
WDET: “Little Nuggets of Gold” Shine Light on Rouge River’s Health

January 8, 2018
Detroit Free Press: Michigan’s dirtiest body of water regains funds to resume pollution checks

In the News 2016

In the News 2011