Board of Directors Meetings
3rd Wednesday, 7pm - 9pm
Friends of the St. Clair River Board of Directors meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the River Rat building on the Blue Water River Walk. We welcome anyone at any time to drop into a meeting, participate in a meeting by sharing your ideas, or please ask about joining with other like-minded environmentalists passionate about making the Blue Water Area cleaner and greener! Request a board information packet today.
Stewardship Steering Committee Meetings
4th Wednesday, 7pm - 9pm
Friends of the St. Clair River Stewardship Steering Committee meets the 4th Wednesday every month through the fall and winter, locations vary. We welcome anyone at any time to drop into a meeting, participate in a meeting by sharing your ideas, or please ask about joining with other like-minded environmentalists passionate about making the Blue Water Area cleaner and greener! A Steward denotes a person who makes a contribution (time, knowledge, skills, funds) to benefit the St. Clair River ecosystem or to build relationships between the river and the community. Teaching children about the natural world is stewardship, and so is picking up trash, developing your knowledge of native and invasive plants, and stream monitoring. We hope you’ll find being a Steward a rewarding part of your life! Request a volunteer information packet.
Sustainable Home Landscapes with Rain Gardens
Wednesday, March 28, 6pm - 7pm
Friends of the St. Clair River continues their free educational speaker series with “Sustainable Home Landscapes with Rain Gardens”. The slide show presentation will be led by Sheri Faust, Environmental Health Educator with the St. Clair County Health Department. This presentation is 45 minutes and meets at the St. Clair County Administration Building Auditorium, 200 Grand River Avenue, Port Huron.
Blue Water River Walk Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 10am
Friends of the St. Clair River is hosting their annual egg hunt and spring clean-up of the Blue Water River Walk! The event is centered on an egg hunt filled with nature-themed surprises and performing a little work to spruce up the River Walk sprinkled in with a whole lot of family fun. Participants should meet under the arch entrance at the north end of the Blue Water River Walk next to the Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water Street, Port Huron. The egg hunt begins promptly at 10am. Pre-registration is not required. Children should bring a basket or bag to collect their eggs.
A fundraiser clay bowl class is following the egg hunt at Studio 1219 at 1:00pm. The class is $35 and includes all materials and instruction needed to create a beautiful spring-themed bowl. All ages are welcome and proceeds benefit Friends of the St. Clair River. Registration is required through Studio 1219 – Register Here.
Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28
Blue Water Butterflies
Wednesday, May 23, 6pm - 7pm
Friends of the St. Clair River continues their free educational speaker series with “Butterflies of the Blue Water Area". The slide show presentation will be led by Barb Ford, a local expert naturalist. This family-friendly presentation is 45 minutes and meets at the St. Clair County Administration Building Auditorium, 200 Grand River Avenue, Port Huron.
Run With The Sturgeon 5K & 1K Race
Saturday, June 2, 8am
Run With the Sturgeon is a 5K race and 1K fun run along the beautiful Blue Water River Walk on the shores of the St. Clair River in downtown Port Huron! Meet our Sturgeon Festival mascot, Seymour Sturgeon, who will be cheering you on! We are proud to be the Blue Water Area's first green race --- leave your footsteps, but not a carbon footprint! Our water station uses biodegradable cups and race packets are delivered in reusable cloth bags. All 5K participants receive a t-shirt, matching bag, and finishers medal. All 1K participants receive a medal, with an option to purchase a t-shirt. Awards are presented to the top three males and females in all age groups in the 5K. Stick around after the race for the award ceremony and to visit our live sturgeon touch tank. Funds are available for students through the Starting Line Youth Running Fund. Race proceeds benefit Friends of the St. Clair River, St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow Incorporated, and Starting Line Youth Running Fund. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.SturgeonFestival.com
Saturday, June 2, 10am - 3pm
This free annual event is held on the shores of the St. Clair River in Port Huron and provides families with close encounters with our Blue Water Area Lake Sturgeon, affectionately known as the “Gentle Giants of the Great Lakes”. Since the Blue Water Area supports the largest population of threatened Lake Sturgeon anywhere in the Great Lakes, the Sturgeon Festival brings this unique viewing opportunity to thousands of families. The festival provides dozens of water-themed exhibits with hands-on activities, workshops, a live sturgeon touch tank, a Run with the Sturgeon 5K race, and our exclusive Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruises with live video allowing guests a view of sturgeon swimming on the bottom of the St. Clair River. For more information, contact email@example.com
or visit www.SturgeonFestival.com
Sturgeon Full Moon Viewing
Sunday, August 26, 7pm - 10pm
Experience the light of August's full moon, the Sturgeon Moon, from the top of the Fort Gratiot Light Station on Lake Huron in Port Huron! There will be lots of fun family activities all evening long. Tickets will be available early 2018. This is our 10-year anniversary party!