River Cleanup Information

Check the Events page for upcoming clean-ups!

What to wear & what to bring:

The work required for river cleanups can be messy, dirty and require hard work.  We highly recommend to anyone working in and around the River to be prepared for anything and dress appropriately. Please bring:

  • Long sleeve shirts and long pants that are okay to get dirty.

  • Sturdy work boots. 

  • Waders, hip boots, or muck boots (if you have them).

  • Work gloves.

  • Hats to protect from the sun.

  • Eye protection: either sunglasses or safety glasses for stray sticks or debris.

  • Plenty of water and a snack or two to keep your energy up.

Prior to anyone working directly with the River Raisin Watershed Council, we require each individual to fill out the following forms:


Hold Harmless Agreement

If RRWC equipment is being requested to use please fill out BOTH of these forms:

  1. Equipment Loan Agreement

  2. Equipment Loan Policy



As part of the Pre-Project Training, please read and watch these materials to get a better idea of what you will be working with.

Project Example:

Woody Debris Management:

Is woody debris good or bad? Read the following links to find out.

Water & River Safety:

We want our volunteers to stay safe. Here's some things to think about while around and in a river:

Plants to look out for:

Some people are highly allergic, some are not at all allergic, but here are some plants to be aware of:

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak

Poison Sumac 

Stinging Nettles 


Steve May (RRWC):


Meija Knafl (RRWC):


RRWC Office Phone #:

(517) 264-4754

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