Adopt-A-Stream is CRWC’s volunteer water quality monitoring program. CRWC volunteers sample, test and record the water’s physical habitat, biological community, and channel characteristics such as erosion and the amount of streamside vegetation. CRWC provides volunteers with all the training and equipment needed to participate in Adopt-A-Stream.
We understand the pressures on teachers today. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fun program that is ready to use and helps schools meet MEGOSE guidelines and Michigan Curriculum Framework benchmarks? Stream Leaders, a water quality monitoring program for students, does just that. It helps students gain an in-depth understanding of their natural world and how it affects them, while promoting interdisciplinary learning. Students learn skills that are useful and relevant outside of school, and are encouraged to become informed, responsible citizens and life-long learners.
Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project
CRWC is partnering with Trout Unlimited and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to explore opportunities to enhance the Clinton River as an urban trout fishery. Check out the project page to find out how you can get involved!
Stormwater pollution is the greatest source of water quality impairments in the Clinton River and its tributaries. In more densely developed areas of the watershed, where there is a large percentage of impervious surface (rooftops, roads, sidewalks, lawns, etc.), the effects of stormwater pollution are particularly evident. Stormwater pollution has a detrimental impact on aquatic habitat for fish and insects, threatens public health and recreation, and spoils the beauty of our rivers and streams.