This is the Clinton River Watershed
Thousands of lakes, ponds and wetlands. Hundreds of miles of clear, cold streams. Home to heron, trout and mink. A playground for fishing, paddling hiking and biking.
The gateway to lake St. Clair’s boating paradise.
760 Sq. Miles – 4 Counties – 72 Communities – 1.5 Million People
Keeping It Clean
Keeping It Clean engages citizens of all ages in trash clean-ups throughout the Clinton River Watershed and along the Lake St. Clair shoreline. Weekly Clean events take place every Wednesday and each week is dedicated to a different location. Clinton Clean Up is a watershed event that takes place every September.
Adopt-A-Stream empowers community members to protect local streams and rivers through water quality monitoring. Citizen involvement in water quality monitoring activities has resulted in positive change across the nation, the state, and right here in the Clinton River watershed.
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Proceeds raised benefit the CRWC programs and services provided to the 1.5 million people in our watershed.
Become A WaterTown
Through the WaterTowns™ initiative, the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) provides community development support to municipal governments with the goal of leveraging the “placemaking” potential of the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair.
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Paint Creek is one of the few remaining coldwater-designated trout streams in southeast Michigan, and it’s a popular spot for fly-fishing enthusiasts. To protect, enhance and promote the natural resource, the [...]
Lake St. Clair Non-Point Source Water Pollution PSA The following is a youtube video supporting the St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee's effort to reduce nonpoint source water pollution that affects our beaches and [...]
WINNER of CRWC’s 2016 RIVER DAY LOGO CONTEST The Clinton River Watershed Council’s 18th Annual River Day Logo is designed to promote River Day along with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend and Southeast Michigan’s annual Water [...]