Michigan Volunteer River,
Stream and Creek Cleanup Program

For More Information

Laura Kaminski
Grants and Contracts Manager
Great Lakes Commission
734-971-9135
[email protected]

Marcy Knoll Wilmes
Senior Aquatic Biologist
Michigan DEQ
517-342-4348
[email protected]

Calendar of Cleanup Events

May 2018

Project Name: Huron River Coordinated Cleanups
Event Date: May – August (ongoing)
Watershed: Huron River
County: Washtenaw
Contact: Jason Frenzel, Huron River Watershed Council, Ph: (734) 769-5123, [email protected]

Project Name: 14th Annual Boardman River Clean Sweep 2018
Event Date: May 26th (with additional dates in July – see below)
Watershed: Boardman River
County: Grand Traverse
Contact: Steve Largent, Grand Traverse Conservation District, Ph: (231) 883-9960, [email protected]

Project Name: 11th Annual Upper Platte River Clean Sweep
Event Date: May 31st
Watershed: Platte River
County: Benzie
Contact: John Ransom, Benzie Conservation District, Ph: (231) 882-4391, [email protected]

June 2018

Project Name: Huron River Coordinated Cleanups
Event Date: May – August (ongoing)
Watershed: Huron River
County: Washtenaw
Contact: Jason Frenzel, Huron River Watershed Council, Ph: (734) 769-5123, [email protected]

Project Name: River Country Cleanup
Event Date: June 2nd, 16th, and 30th (with additional dates in July and August – see below)
Watershed: Nottowa Creek and Fawn, Portage, Rocky, and St. Joseph Rivers
County: St. Joseph
Contact: Shaun Grace, St. Joseph County Conservation District, Ph: (269) 506-1336, [email protected]

Project Name: Swan Creek Cleanup
Event Date: June 3rd
Watershed: Swan Creek
County: Monroe
Contact: Danny Swindle, Village of Estral Beach, Ph: (734) 915-5857, [email protected]

Project Name: 7th Annual Betsie River Clean Sweep
Event Date: June 9th
Watershed: Betsie River
County: Benzie
Contact: John Ransom, Benzie Conservation District, Ph: (231) 882-4391, [email protected]

Project Name: Muskegon River Cleanup
Event Date: June 23rd
Watershed: Muskegon River
County: Missaukee
Contact: Kate Nietling, Missaukee Conservation District, Ph: (231) 839-7193, [email protected]

July 2018

Project Name: Huron River Coordinated Cleanups
Event Date: May – August (ongoing)
Watershed: Huron River
County: Washtenaw, Monroe
Contact: Jason Frenzel, Huron River Watershed Council, Ph: (734) 769-5123, [email protected]

Project Name: 14th Annual Boardman River Clean Sweep 2018
Event Date: July 6th
Watershed: Boardman River
County: Grand Traverse
Contact: Steve Largent, Grand Traverse Conservation District, Ph: (231) 883-9960, [email protected]

Project Name: 2018 River Raisin Cleanup
Event Date: July 7th
Watershed: River Raisin
County: Monroe
Contact: Barry LaRoy, City of Monroe, Ph: (734) 384-9122, [email protected]

Project Name: River Country Cleanup
Event Date: July 9th and 21st (with additional dates in August – see below)
Watershed: Nottowa Creek and Fawn, Portage, Rocky, and St. Joseph Rivers
County: St. Joseph
Contact: Shaun Grace, St. Joseph County Conservation District, Ph: (269) 506-1336, [email protected]

Project Name: Gun River Cleanup
Event Date: July 15th
Watershed: Gun River
County: Allegan
Contact: Tori Harris, Allegan Conservation District, Ph: (269) 941-6162, [email protected]

Project Name: Annual Cleanup on the Manistee River
Event Date: July 27th (with additional dates in August – see below)
Watershed: Manistee River
County: Kalkaska
Contact: Renee Penny, Kalkaska Conservation District, Ph: (231) 258-3307, [email protected]

Project Name: Jordan River Cleanup
Event Date: July 28th
Watershed: Jordan River
County: Antrim
Contact: Brian Talsma, Antrim Conservation District, Ph: (231) 753-8312, [email protected]

Project Name: 23rd Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup
Event Date: July 28th
Watershed: Shiawassee River
County: Shiawassee
Contact: Larry Johnson, Shiawassee County Health Department, Ph: (989) 743-2318, [email protected]

August 2018

Project Name: Huron River Coordinated Cleanups
Event Date: May – August (ongoing)
Watershed: Huron River
County: Washtenaw, Monroe
Contact: Jason Frenzel, Huron River Watershed Council, Ph: (734) 769-5123, [email protected]

Project Name: River Country Cleanup
Event Date: August 4th
Watershed: Nottowa Creek and Fawn, Portage, Rocky, and St. Joseph Rivers
County: St. Joseph
Contact: Shaun Grace, St. Joseph County Conservation District, Ph: (269) 506-1336, [email protected]

Project Name: Annual Cleanup on the Manistee River
Event Date: August 4th and 9th
Watershed: Manistee River
County: Kalkaska
Contact: Renee Penny, Kalkaska Conservation District, Ph: (231) 258-3307, [email protected]

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