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Historic Fireboat with 50th Anniversary logo

Rouge Burn Anniversary Celebration

A Commemoration Event
The 50th Anniversary of the Rouge River Fire of 1969

Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Member Price*: $115.00 per person
Non-Member Price: $145.00 per person

Tickets will go on sale August 22, 2019, so please check back then.

The area between the Rouge plant and Zug Island is ground zero of this historic fire symbolizing the peak of societal indifference to pollution. Today we celebrate all the work that has been done to clean up the Rouge River and rivers across the nation.

Join us for this celebration of the renewal of the Rouge River and a look to the next 50 years.

This exclusive event features a silent auction, strolling hors d’oeuvres, open bar (with special edition brew from Downey Brewing Co.) and all Michigan-craft beer/wine, live entertainment, short MPC boat tours of the river, visit from Detroit Fire Boat ENGINE 16 “Curtis Randolph,” and remarks by distinguished guests including keynote speaker Martin Doyle, author of “The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade its Rivers.”


* Please call Karen at (734) 927-4902 to find out if you are a member or use the Become A Member button to join today.


Event Sponsorship Packages

Golden Anniversary Sponsor $5,000

Complimentary admission for 2 (plus additional admissions at $70 each)

Company banner displayed at event

Company logo and link on FOTR website (for 3 months)

Name and logo displayed at bars

Name and logo displayed on a sign at buffet

Name and logo displayed on a sign at the dessert table

Jubilee $2,500

Complimentary admission for 2 (plus additional admissions at $80 each)

Company banner displayed at event

Company logo and link on FOTR website (for 2 months)

Celebration Sponsor $1,000

Discounted admission at $90 each

Company banner displayed at event

Company logo and link on FOTR website (1 month)

Dinner Sponsor $750

Company logo and link to FOTR website (for 1 month)

Name and logo displayed on sign at buffet

Beverage Sponsors $500

Company logo and link on FOTR website (1 month)

Name and logo displayed at bars

Dessert Sponsor $250

Company logo and link on FOTR website (1 month)

Name and logo displayed at the dessert table

Sponsorship Premiums specific to events are not transferable to other events, stewardship fund support, or capital campaign

SPONSORS, Please Fill Out This Form

Event Sponsorship Form

Thank you for your support!


Event Details

Food by Gary’s Catering out of Wixom, Michigan
Location: Marine Pollution Control, 8459 Melville Street, Detroit 48209

Map and Parking Directions

Parking Details

Secured parking for this event is located at Marine Pollution Control’s Operations Building located at 8459 Melville Street, Detroit 48209. Shuttle services will be available to take you to and from the event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Press the image to enlarge.)

Google Map to the Marine Pollution Control event venue

Contact Karen for more information: call (734) 927-4902 or email her at khanna@therouge.org