July 5, 2012 — As we celebrate the 4th of July, it’s fitting that we celebrate the accomplishments of one of our region’s star organizations – the Clinton River Watershed Council. Last week at SEMCOG’s General Assembly, the watershed council was presented with SEMCOG’s highest honor, the Regional Ambassador Award.
This 40-year-old organization is committed to protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair. The Clinton River is an important regional asset, due in part to the hard work of the Clinton River Watershed Council. The organization strives to assure that its natural, economic, and recreational value enhances the quality of life for those who live, work, and play in the Clinton River watershed and Lake St. Clair. They provide programs and services like Adopt-A-Stream, where teams can volunteer to monitor and maintain portions of the river, and Stream Leaders, which gives students a hands-on chance to learn about the river. They also help restore our trout fishery in one of the Clinton River stretches…the Paint Creek (one of the only trout fisheries left in our area).
The Watershed has partnered with SEMCOG for many years, and collaborates with the many local governments, businesses, community groups and individuals in the area. Congratulations to them as they are celebrating their 40th year of protecting and enhancing this important watershed for future generations.
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