Our mission at Friends of the St. Clair River is to provide fun, educational experiences that engage the community in the protection of their water resources. We promote scientific, volunteer-based water monitoring and watershed stewardship for the restoration and protection of the St. Clair River.
BPAC was required to develop the St. Clair River Remedial Action Plan which identifies actions needed to clean up the river. The BPAC includes representatives from various economic sectors, first nations, municipalities, and the public. The Remedial Action Plan was first completed in 1992, with amendments and changes made in 1995, 1997 and 2005. To see the progress that has been made over the last thirty years, please see the St. Clair River Remedial Action Plan Update.
Great progress has been made to restore the St. Clair River’s ten original impairments but there is still more work to be done until the remaining six impairments are restored. Today, BPAC continues to oversee the implementation of the St. Clair River RAP. They are a group of highly dedicated volunteers from both sides of the river that hold meetings on a quarterly basis. This council welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the St. Clair River watershed. Meetings are scheduled quarterly and rotate between Sarnia, Canada and Port Huron, Michigan.
Get to know us...
Board of Director Meetings
3rd Wednesday, 7 – 9pm, River Rat Building
Our Board of Directors meets the 3rd Wednesday every month from 7-9pm at our organization’s headquarter, the River Rat building on the Blue Water River Walk (river rat picture). Join 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, Location varies
This Steering Committee meets the 4th Wednesday every month at various locations through the fall and winter. Our Stewards are volunteers who makes a contribution of their time, knowledge or skills to benefit the St. Clair River ecosystem and 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. Being a Steward is a rewarding part of your life! We welcome anyone to drop into a meeting, or participate by sharing your ideas, or to become a Steward. Request a volunteer information packet.