Monthly Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 27: 6pm
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Friends of the St. Clair River is continuing their monthly speaker series by offering a free presentation and showcase on “Blueways, Trail Towns and the Island Loop Route National Water Trail”. The class will be led by Lori Eschenburg, a planner with the St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission. One of Lori’s many exciting recent projects was the Blueways of St. Clair website. The purpose of this award-winning project was to highlight St. Clair County’s bountiful blueways and greenways for recreation. Because of the Blueways project in St. Clair County, we now have the very first National Water Trail in Michigan! The presentation will last 45 minutes and meets at the St. Clair County Administration Building Auditorium, 200 Grand River Avenue, Port Huron.
Lori’s presentation will focus on three interrelated programs; The Blueways of St. Clair, the Island Loop National Water Trail in Port Huron, and the Blue Water Trail Towns Program. Attendees will learn about local Blueway paddling trails, how to find information on local greenway walking/cycling trails, and what the region is doing to welcome recreationists. She will also present information about handicapped accessible kayak/canoe launches in the area. We are also developing a Blue Water Birding Trail that we will take a sneak peek at that evening!
Earth Fair, Friday & Saturday
April 29 & 30: 10am-4pm
By blending together demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, artisans, and activities Earth Fair focuses on raising the level and capacity of environmental stewards to the thousands of visitors who take part in this large-scale event each year. We are passionate about creating an environment at Earth Fair that's fun for everyone; visitors from young to old learn how their actions impact our local environment and the significant role we play in the health of our economy and ecosystem. We’re inspiring and challenging citizens to find alternatives to energy, transportation, food, homes and gardens so they may create a better earth because as we all know, our environment is a direct reflection on how we live. Visit http://www.earthdayfair.com/ to learn more.
Wednesday, May 25
Butterfly Day! Michigan Butterfly Network volunteer monitor training day and public River Walk Butterfly Tour, Wednesday, May 25 – both in Port Huron.
Saturday, June 4: 10am - 4pm
The Sturgeon Festival is a family-friendly event, sponsored by Friends of the St. Clair River, centered on providing close encounters with the “Giants of the Great Lakes”. Browse a dozen indoor & outdoor displays with hands-on activities, drop-in a workshop, touch a live sturgeon and other native fish, or take a ride on our exclusive Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruise.
Introducing families to our precious water resources is our business. Through education, monitoring, and restoration activities we are committed to helping families enjoy a day together in the great outdoors. We hope that this love of nature creates a lifetime of memories and stewards that will one day advocate for clean water too.
The St. Clair River is the Blue Water Area’s most significant natural feature. We invite you to get involved with us in celebrating the St. Clair River. Whatever you do, get out and show the water some love!
St. Clair River Progress Report