Dear Friends,

 We are excited to share with you that Clinton River Watershed Council and the City of Rochester Hills has been chosen as one of six finalists to receive a $25,000 grant from MillerCoors, one of the nation’s top brewers, and River Network, a national non-profit working to improve the health of local rivers and watersheds.

 We need your help to win! The winner will be chosen through an online voting competition; the finalist with the most votes will win a $25,000 grant, while second place will receive $15,000 and third place will receive $10,000. The remaining projects will each receive $2,000. 

The money we receive will go toward WAIT WAIT… Don’t Step There, Fish Here! which will address intensive traffic at Yates Park that has contributed to streambank erosion and subsequent destruction of fish habitat and water quality impacts. Streambank restoration, public access development and an ongoing public awareness campaign will help protect one of the most popular fishing locations on the Clinton River.  Please show your support by voting for Clinton River Watershed between February 21 and March 19. The competition winners will be announced on March 22 at RiverNetwork.org .

 The MillerCoors River Network Grant Competition, now in its fourth year, is made possible by an $80,000 donation by MillerCoors to River Network.  MillerCoors believes that with great beer comes great responsibility and because water flows through every step of the brewing process, they’ve made water stewardship one of their top priorities. MillerCoors helps communities across the country conserve water and improve water quality through several programs.  You can learn more about the brewer’s sustainability efforts at GreatBeerGreatResponsibility.com.

 You can only vote once, so please pass this on to family and friends and encourage them to vote!

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