The River Raisin Watershed Council was formed in 1974 under the state of Michigan’s Local River Management Act and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by member municipalities. We are a public service, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Our mission is to inspire behaviors that promote stewardship, improve water quality, and encourage public participation to protect, preserve and enhance the River Raisin Watershed. We do this by working with partners on various activities, including classroom and public education, outreach to farmers, water quality monitoring, volunteer cleanups, and by encouraging recreation on the river. Through these actions we strive to promote and foster an understanding of the connection between our quality of life and the health and well-being of the plants and wildlife living in the watershed.
The RRWC applies for and participates in many grants that are available to help achieve our goals. These grants are often done in partnership with other non-profits, agencies, and businesses, all of which are eligible to become associate members. Local residents can also support the RRWC by becoming individual members. Associate and individual members contribute to the strength of the RRWC through membership dues, volunteer activities, and participation in various committees that make recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding RRWC activities. Please consider joining the RRWC today. Refer to the membership page for more details.