2016 Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup - Owosso Site


Join the Friends and the Shiawassee County Health Department as we team up to cleanup our beautiful river in 2016!  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 650 tires from the Shiawassee River during the past 20 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.

 2016 Clean-Up

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.At this year's 2016 clean-up event, volunteers will meet at the Oakwood Avenue Bridge (behind the baseball fields) in Owosso or McCurdy Park in Corunna at 9 a.m. on July 30th.

If your club, organization, or business would like to volunteer as a group for this team building activity; please contact the Friends' office. We can assign your group to a particular stretch of the river, if given notice of your participation beforehand.

If you or your business are interested in participating in the 2016 Shiawassee River Cleanup, please contact Director Lauri Elbing and continue to check our website for more event updates. 

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August 13, 2016 at 9am - 1pm
Oakwood Avenue Bridge (behind the baseball fields) in Owosso
Corner of Oakland Ave and Jerome St
Owosso, MI 48867
United States
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Larry Johnson · · 989-743-2392
Jerri Carroll Ryan Kevin and Mary Kay Smith Bryce Harmon Rhonda Pritchett Michael Kovich Karrie Hawley Linda Beeman Nick Tereck Amber L. Fuller Anna Owens and Tom Cook Steve Gill Dave Candie Flatter Kathy Landes Donnesa McPherson Michele Betts Connie Margaret Yerman Malena Lorraine Austin Dianne King Josh and Sara Adams Tyler Kellogg Philip Hathaway Pamela Nivelt Bourn Yvette Collard Sarah Baker Greg Geren Rick Thompson Don Tinson II Robin Lach Ted Webster

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