June 10, 2017

ANNOUNCING: River Day Logo Contest!

The Clinton River Watershed Council’s 19th Annual River Day logo contest is designed to promote River Day along with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend and Southeast Michigan’s annual Water Week. River Day is Saturday, June 10th and events occur throughout the entire month of June. Events will include, festivals, fishing derbies, fly-tying lessons, clean up events and naturalist-led hikes through parks & trailways.

The Logo Contest

The winning River Day 2017 logo will be used on websites, event guides, t-shirts, and signage all across the watershed to promote River Day on Saturday, June 10 2017.

Contest Guidelines

This contest is open to anyone within the Clinton River Watershed. The winner of the River Day Logo Contest will receive a T-Shirt with their logo on it and a one year membership to the watershed council.

The contest rules are as follows:

  • Artist must reside within the Clinton River Watershed
  • Art must be black-and-white, thick line drawing, absolutely no gray tones (see examples above header)
  • Size: 5 x 11 inches or smaller
  • The year 2017 must be prominent in the design of the logo. Must also include the words River Day
  • Electronic submissions (JPEG or TIFF files only) are permissible, but they must meet the above requirements and be 300 dpi resolution or greater. Please email electronic submissions to Abby Lane, CRWC program coordinator at by March 24, 2017
  • Hard copy submissions must be sent to CRWC, 1115 W Avon Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309 and postmarked by March 24, 2017

Entries will be judged on their ability to convey River Day’s goal of celebration and enjoyment of the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair, as well as their clarity and ability to be reproduced easily at a variety of scales.  Judging and selection of the winning design will be completed at our annual meeting April 6, 2017. Winning design will be announced following this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Abby Lane at 248-601-0606 or

2017 River Day Guide – TBA

Event Sponsors

This year River Day will be held on Saturday, June 10th! This date coincides with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend. What a great way to celebrate all that the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair have to offer residents of Southeast Michigan for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and more!

River Day is designed to encourage appreciation and recreational use of the waterways of the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair, and to celebrate the leadership of local citizens, organizations, and communities whose efforts are critical to protecting and enhancing the overall quality of the Clinton River watershed.

Every year in early June, individuals, businesses, community groups, and local governments across the watershed join forces on River Day to enhance and celebrate the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. Activities range from nature hikes, canoe trips, fishing derbies, and fly fishing lessons to storm drain stenciling, river clean-ups, habitat restoration, and native landscaping.

River Day Event Registration

Summer may seem very far off, but in few months River Day 2017 will be upon us! If you are interested in hosting a River Day event or if you are already hosting an event during the month of June that celebrates the environment, the Clinton River and/or Lake St. Clair, please fill out our River Day event registration form and we will help to promote it throughout our watershed!


Previous River Day Logo Winners!

Event Map