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Virtual Rouge Rescue Badge Earners

Thank You Participants for Helping Rescue the Rouge Every Day!

Rouge Rescue 2020 has moved to an online format to help you Rescue the Rouge every day! Learn more about earning your Rouge Rescue badges here

Earth Day 2020: Take the Plastics Pledge Badge

April 22nd was the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Participants celebrated by pledging to choose one single-use plastic item frequently used and make the switch to its reusable alternative!

Other activities included swapping more single use plastic items, reducing water use, learning about micro plastics and micro beads, and sharing their favorite nature book.

  • Ahmed Rustom
  • Darren McCormick
  • Hamza Nasser
  • Lauren Postl
  • Luan Marati
  • Mohsen Hussain
  • Pascale Fallot
  • Salam Tarraf
  • Andrea Hidebrandt
  • Eman Sedqi
  • Jackie Heikkila
  • Lisa Jannon
  • Maytham Althahbi
  • Nivin Talab
  • Paula Trilety
  • Ashley Boehle
  • Ayat A
  • Erik Riggs
  • Lara S
  • Lou Novak
  • Mike Rudell
  • Pan Lucken
  • Ranim Saleh
  • Laura Kanclerz

Get Into the Game Badge

Whether this is your first time or you’ve been rescuing the Rouge since 1986, this campaign gives you the chance to really GET INTO THE GAME right from your own home!

Learn about Friends of the Rouge and connect with us online, learn about your team mascot, and getting to know the platform by seeing how your team is doing and interacting with others. Earning this badge means you are Game Ready!

  • Erin Cassady
  • Linda O’Sullivan
  • Zeinab Tarraf
  • Rachel Diem
  • Diana Chirillo
  • Julia Sosin
  • Sam Shopinski
  • Richard Durant
  • Maryann Cannon
  • Lara S
  • Hassan Jaber
  • Shaina Kulczycki
  • Lily Bozich
  • Sarah Smith
  • Noralinda Musaibli
  • Guy Bardsley
  • Marie McCormick
  • Marian Gonsior
  • Molly Engelman
  • Pascale Fallot
  • Tamika Jaja
  • Lauren Postl
  • Sara Zaraket
  • Abdullah Sedqi
  • Shima Elmuflihi
  • Ahmed Aljabaly
  • Layth A
  • Paula Trilety
  • Ranim Saleh
  • Sally Lorimer
  • Jackie Heikkila
  • Zainab Mogalli
  • Ashley Boehle
  • Andrea Hildebrandt
  • Dean Hay
  • Paige Engelman
  • Andrea Hargrove
  • Moe Ouza
  • Ameen Khachiche
  • Khalil Ayoub
  • Melissa Renaud
  • Angie Essenmacher
  • Jack Cotrone
  • Sarah Hartshorn

Rouge Rescue Action Badge

If you can’t come to Rouge Rescue this year, Rouge Rescue is coming to you virtually!

Bring the spirit of Rouge Rescue with you on May 16 and 17 for Rouge Rescue Action Days to preform rive restoration activities like cleaning up trash, removing invasive plants, and planting a tree. Simple actions from all of us can make a huge positive impact!

  • Shima Elmuflihi
  • Marian Gonsior
  • Paula Trilety
  • Molly Engelman
  • Tracy Ahlgren
  • Sara Zaraket
  • Jazzi Aldais
  • Sam Shopinski
  • Ashley Boehle
  • Guy Bardsley
  • Jackie Heikkila
  • Tamika Jaja
  • Nancy Merkel
  • Bryan Garchar
  • Moe Ouza
  • Andrea Hildebrandt
  • S Hamilton
  • Shima Elmuflihi
  • Bill Craig
  • Cyndi Ross
  • Sarah Smith
  • Maryann Cannon
  • Brandy Siedlaczek
  • Aya Zaraket
  • Krystn Aversa
  • Omar Shawish
  • Pascale Fallot

Bring Your Lawn to Life for the Rouge Badge

Bring nature home to your own backyard! Explore ways to bring birds, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife into your yard while helping protect the river.

Get your lawns can do so much for you and nature! Actions like removing invasive plants, planting native flowers, installing a rain barrel, composting food scraps, and not using lawn chemicals all help protect and improve our watershed.

  • Zeinab Tarraf
  • Tamika Jaja
  • Ashley Boehle
  • Jackie Heikkila
  • Shima Elmuflihi
  • Salam Tarraf
  • Guy Bardsley
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Andrea Hildebrandt
  • Bill Craig
  • Marian Gonsior
  • Maryann Cannon
  • Melissa Renaud

Take a Rouge Walk on the Wild Side Badge

#NatureIsOpen and we encourage you to get out and enjoy it!

While you’re out enjoying nature on a walk around your community or local park, look for new blooms of spring, pollinators or birds, picking up trash, or listen for toads! Now is a great time to appreciate and connect to nature, wherever you are.

  • Lauren Postl
  • Molly Engelman
  • Maryann Cannon
  • Kevin Green
  • Belal Shaohati
  • Bill Craig
  • Kimberly Reeves
  • Tamika Jaja
  • Guy Bardsley
  • Andrea Hildebrandt
  • Shima Elmuflihi
  • Hassan Jaber
  • Akram Nasser
  • Marian Gonsior
  • Jackie Heikkila
  • Dorrie Milan
  • Erin Cassady
  • Sally Petrella
  • Ashley Boehle

Stuck at Home Rouge Hero Badge

Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t make a meaningful difference for the Rouge River!

Take your time inside to learn about Michigan frog and toad calls, take a virtual canoe trip on the Rouge, make a recycled craft, color a picture or read a book about nature. Be a citizen scientist and get out in your yard and look for bugs or plants. There is so much you can do right at home to make an impact!

  • Ashley Boehle
  • Lauren Postl
  • Jackie Heikkila
  • Erik Riggs
  • Tamika Jaja
  • Guy Bardsley
  • Maryann Cannon
  • Sally Petrella
  • Marian Gonsior
  • Andrea Hildebrandt

Level Up Your Rouge Smarts Badge

You’ve heard of the Rouge River, but how much do you really know about the river that helped the birth of the automobile?

Wherever you live, you’re in a watershed. The Rogue River watershed is a beautiful and unique area rich with history with some not so unique problems like invasive species and pollution. With help from dedicated volunteers, the river has gone from an open sewer to a recreation destination. Learn more about out watershed and how we can help improve conditions further!

  • Erin Cassady
  • Khalil Ayoub
  • Tamika Jaja
  • Jackie Heikkila
  • Andrea Hildebrandt
  • Amer Sweilem
  • Yousef Abdelhak
  • Dean Hay
  • Shima Elmuflihi
  • Guy Bardsley
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Saleh Shemman
  • Elissa Elachi
  • Akram Nasser
  • Nadeen S
  • Ashley Boehle
  • Marian Gonsior
  • Maryann Cannon
  • Maryam Sharif
  • Lauren Postl
  • Ashley Boehle