Join FOSR and the Shiawassee County Health Department as we team up to clean up our beautiful river in 2015!
18th Annual Clean-Up: August 01, 2015
Through funding from the Great Lakes Commission & the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Friends of the Shiawassee River & the Shiawassee County Health Department have removed hundreds of cubic yards of debris and more than 500 tires from the Shiawassee River during the past 17 years.
Since the first cleanup event in 1997, FOSR has engaged hundreds of volunteers in our Annual River Cleanup events. The goal of these cleanups is to remove man-made sources of pollution from the Shiawassee River through volunteer efforts, city and county partnerships, and support from local businesses. The impact of these partnerships has built a sense of pride among the community, and promotes the Shiawassee River as a recreational asset to Shiawassee County communities. In 2014, approximately 140 volunteers participated. Participating service groups included Corunna Rotary, who cleaned at McCurdy Park and Corunna Dam, and the Owosso Rotary Club, who volunteered at Harmon-Partridge Park in Owosso.
2015 Clean-Up in Owosso/Corunna
At this year's 2015 clean-up event, volunteers will meet at the Oakwood Avenue Bridge (behind the baseball fields) or McCurdy Park in Corunna at 9 a.m. on August 1st. If your club, organization, or business would like to volunteer as a group for this team building activity; please contact the FOSR office. We can assign your group to a particular stretch of the river, if given notice of your participation beforehand.
Clean-up crews will directed to multiple locations along the river from Shiatown Dam to Henderson Park including:
Oakwood Ave. Bridge
- Henderson Park
Friends of the Shiawassee River extends our deepest appreciation to our 2015 event business sponsors: J & S Tire, Oster Superior Threading, Owosso Graphic Arts, Mancino's of Owosso, Waste Management, The Bagelman, and Cheff's Canoe Rental. If you or your business are interested in participating in the 2015 Shiawassee River Cleanup, please contact Director Devin Gill and continue to check our website for more event updates.
Clean-Up in Chesaning
The community of Chesaning will also be hosting a river clean-up on August 1st. Volunteers will meet at the boat launch at Showboat Park. Children under 14 are encouraged to participate, but must be supervised by an adult. Lunch, gloves & bags will be provided. For more information & to register, please call Nancy Krause @ 989-845-7230.
Corner of Oakland Ave and Jerome St
Owosso, MI 48867
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