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2024 Volunteer Opportunities

So Many Ways to Rescue the Rouge!

Take part in any number of meaningful restoration activities to help rescue your Rouge River. There is something for everyone! 

No experience needed. Work side-by-side with expert staff on exciting, hands-on projects. We supply the tools, the know-how, and a fun experience — you make a big difference!

Floodplain Tree Plantings

Rain & Pollinator Garden Plantings

Clean-ups & Invasive Species Removals

Would your team like to make a greater impact on the Rouge River?
Many corporate teams and other organizational groups have volunteered with Friends of the Rouge to accomplish great goals for clean water. We invite your team to join us too!

Friends of the Rouge requests that these volunteer teams pay a materials fee to support the costs of your environmental impact experience. This fee covers event coordination, tools, materials, and on-the-ground education and support.

Team Size Materials Fee
5-19 Volunteers $250
20 or more Volunteers $500

Schools, scout teams, houses of worship, small nonprofits, and community club groups are exempt from the materials fee request. If the materials fee is a barrier to your team’s engagement, please let us know. Any volunteer is welcome at any pre-scheduled and open workdays throughout the year.

Date/Time Event
9am - 1pm
Habitat Reforestation - Weed Mats Installation - Lower Rouge River, Inkster Area -- Saturday
Lower Rouge River – VARIABLE work sites, Between John Daly and John Hix Rd.
9am - 12pm
PARC Rain Gardens Spruce-up AM - Saturday
Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex, Plymouth Michigan

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