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Do you like the outdoors, protecting the environment, and learning? Join CRWC’s Clinton River Quest – a watershed scavenger hunt, and become a River Ranger! This program offers something for everyone; whether you are a new to environmental stewardship, or experienced, the Clinton River Quest promises to be an exciting and fulfilling adventure.

CRWC’s Clinton River Quest program engages people in the watershed using education, involvement and stewardship. This includes teaching Clinton River watershed facts, visiting restoration and green infrastructure sites and activities to get involved!

Guiding you through these experiences, the Quest takes you on a trip of local watershed discovery and offers prizes to top finishers. You can complete everything at your own pace. Once complete, participants become known as a “River Ranger”, and proudly defend our water resources while wearing your cool t-shirt and supporting CRWC! Don’t forget to document your quest along the way!

Tag us in social media posts wearing your t-shirt at CRQ site visits and activities. #ClintonRiverQuest #CRWCRiverRangers


How to become a River Ranger:

  1. Sign up through our website following the Eventbrite registration link Each registration will be entered to win a kayak, paddle and PFD courtesy of Pure Oakland Water! The first fifty people to finish will receive a $15 gift card to Plants for Ecology- a local native plant resource and one of CRWC’s partners, and a double walled steel water bottle, compliments of Pure Oakland Water.

  1. Get your registration packet Contains a guidebook and t-shirt. The guidebook can be viewed online, printed at home, or picked up from the CRWC office when you pick up your t-shirt (hint- there are a few stops behind the CRWC office when you pick up your packet). If you are unable to pick up your packet, we can mail it to you, please specify this when registering.

  1. Begin your quest – Follow the guidebook to choose your adventure through the watershed. In recognition of CRWC’s 50th anniversary in 2021, there are 50 activity options. The Clinton River Quest is designed to be finished by completing 8 of these activities, or you can make it last and explore them all! Expect this quest to take some time, likely greater than a weekend. The deadline to complete and have all materials submitted is September 30th. Remember, the first 50 people to finish will receive finisher prizes.

  1. Document your progress We want to see your adventures! Show us and your friends that you support your watershed by taking pictures as you explore, wearing your Clinton River Quest t-shirt. Upload your photos to social media and use these hashtags #RiverRangers #ClintonRiverQuest #PureOaklandWater. Opting for all virtual adventures? We would still love to see a photo of you supporting the Clinton River Quest by wearing your t-shirt on social media! Don’t forget to use the hashtags or send your photos to

5. When complete, submit your results – Use the link to check off the eight activities you completed for the quest and to submit your name for the finisher prizes: This is also an opportunity to share what you liked about the Clinton River Quest and offer suggestions for next year’s adventure. The first 50 participants to do this will receive finisher prizes. If you qualify for the finisher prizes, we will contact you within 2 weeks of your response. Prizes can be picked up at the CRWC office or mailed upon request.






  • 75 River Rangers in 2020

  • Over $1,300 donated towards the CRWC

  • Half of the participants paddled the Clinton



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