Friends' Calendar Events

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Waste Water Treatment Plant

    Friends' Regional Waste Water Treatment Tour

    Join the Friends for their second event in this year's Speaker Series - featuring City Manager Nathan Henne as he hosts us for a look at Owosso’s regional waste water treatment plant. The tour of this facility is meant to encourage discussion on the health of our watershed and what local government is doing to preserve it.

    Please wear proper shoes and clothing, no heels or open toed shoes. The tour will be a combination of indoor and outdoor so please dress for appropriately. 

    Registration Required and limited to 15 (additional tour times may be added if the need arises)

    Donations accepted.

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Waste Water Treatment Plant

    Friends' Regional Waste Water Treatment Tour

    Join the Friends for their second event in this year's Speaker Series - featuring City Manager Nathan Henne as he hosts us for a look at Owosso’s regional waste water treatment plant. The tour of this facility is meant to encourage discussion on the health of our watershed and what local government is doing to preserve it.

    Please wear proper shoes and clothing, no heels or open toed shoes. The tour will be a combination of indoor and outdoor so please dress for appropriately. 

    Registration Required and limited to 15 (additional tour times may be added if the need arises)

    Donations accepted.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Shiawassee Arts Center

    "The River Environment" Presentation by Phil Hathaway

    Join one of the founders of Friends of the Shiawassee River, Phil Hathaway, for a presentation on "The River Environment" 

     

    No need to RSVP, just invite your friends and come!

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Wrought Iron Grill, Owosso Mi

    CLIMATE CHANGE - HOW DOES IT IMPACT MICHIGAN AND THE SHIAWASSEE RIVER?  

     

           

     Join the Friends for their third event in this year's Speaker Series - featuring Kimberly Hall, Climate Change Ecologist, North America Conservation Region, from the Nature Conservancy and Kathryn Burkholder, Community Affairs Manager from Consumers Energy Foundation. The goal of this presentation will be to provide solid information about climate change to attendees to help shape their own opinions and guide their decision-making. In addition, we'll hear about some of the clean energy and efficiency efforts that Consumers is undertaking - including the state laws and other requirements that inform their work.

     

    We will contact you for your meal choice after you have signed up for the event. All three meal options will be $25 (including tip) that will be paid directly to Wrought Iron Grill. You may attend the presentation without the dinner at 7pm. 


    Donations Accepted.

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Wrought Iron Grill

    Garlic Mustard Pestival

    Join DeVries and Friends in a collaborative fundraiser! More information and ticket sales coming soon.

     

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Harmon Patridge to DeVries

    Paddle and Cook Out with DeVries

    Join the Friends of the Shiawassee River and DeVries Nature Conservancy as we enjoy the Shiawassee River! This four hour paddle will launch from Harmon Patridge Park kayak/canoe launch site at 10 am and travel to the DeVries Nature Center, where we will have a fabulous cook out. After the cookout we will continue our paddle to Henderson Park. You will enjoy this beautiful stretch of the river and all you need to bring for the cookout is your appetite.

    This is a free event but registration is required either here or on the DeVries website. 

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    McCurdy Park in Corunna

    Shiawassee River Cleanup - Corunna Site

    Check in at the Corunna site will be at the north end of McCurdy Park near the bridge. If you're planning to attend at the Corunna site please RSVP below.

    Cleanup Volunteers can choose to assist with the cleanup in the river and parks, or paddle stretches of the river via canoe and search for tires. Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes so that they can walk in the river, or along the riverbank.

    We will provide gloves and trash bags for volunteers. There will also be a lunch, following the cleanup, at the Owosso Amphitheater and t-shirts for volunteers in appreciation for their work.  

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Oakwood Avenue Bridge (behind the baseball fields) in Owosso

    Shiawassee River Clean-Up - Owosso Site

    If you're planning to attend at the Owosso site please RSVP below.

    Cleanup Volunteers can choose to assist with the cleanup in the river and parks, or paddle stretches of the river via canoe and search for tires. Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes so that they can walk in the river, or along the riverbank.

    We will provide gloves and trash bags for volunteers. There will also be a lunch, following the cleanup, at the Owosso Amphitheater and t-shirts for volunteers in appreciation for their work.

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Crawford Park in Vernon in Vernon, MI

    Shiawassee River Cleanup - Vernon Site

    If you're planning to attend at the Vernon site please RSVP below!

    Contact  Teresa Sherman at tsherman@villageofvernon if you have any questions.

    Afterwards volunteers can enjoy a free lunch and t-shirt!

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    2019 Wine Tasting Fundraiser

    More Information for our 2019 Wine Tasting will be coming soon.

     

    The Friends offer our most sincere gratitude to our 2018 Wine-Tasting Celebration sponsors for their generosity and continued support:

    The Schluckebier/Hood Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

    Young Buick GMC

    Oster Manufacturing Company

     


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