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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rouge Rouge Watershed

The River Rouge Watershed (over 450 square miles) is an extensive network of rivers and tributaries that runs through southeastern Michigan. It used to be massively polluted, but huge clean-up efforts in the 1990's have worked miraculous wonders.  It covers a huge urban area and very little of the pollution is industrial. For 25 years the Friends of the River Rouge (or FOTR) have been promoting its restoration and educating the public to step up and protect.  The fifth annual kayak tour was in September when 45 watercraft were plying the Rouge and promoting a healthy river system.

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