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Friends of the Rouge is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan. The mission of Friends of the Rouge is to promote restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of improving the quality of life for the people, plants, and animals of the watershed.

Over the years, Friends of the Rouge has engaged thousands of community members in volunteer monitoring and river restoration projects and programs including the annual Rouge Rescue clean-up event and Rouge Education Project. To learn more about Friends of the Rouge, please visit www.therouge.org or call 313.792.9900.

The Friends of the Rouge office is located on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus: 4901 Evergreen Rd - KM, Dearborn, MI 48128.

Rouge RAP Advisory Council (RRAC) RRAC represents all parties interested in the Rouge River Remedial Action Plan (RAP), which is the long-term clean up plan for the Rouge River. This group is responsible for advising the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on the update and implementation of the Rouge RAP. Six subcommittees address issues of concern: Habitat and Wildlife, Pollution Prevention, Finance, Public Education, and Watershed Management. Citizens and students are included in RRAC's membership, and anyone may participate in the RRAC's meetings or its committees. For information on the Rouge RAP Advisory Council, call: Allison McCormick, RRAC Assistant, (734) 432-1291.


Last Updated: 4/4/2014

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The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is funded, in part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants #XP995743-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -08 and C-264000-01.