Your contribution will go the extra paddle length in helping us carry out our mission: assisting communities making the Rouge River fishable and paddlable, beating back the spread of invasive plants and animals, and educating Metro Detroit children about stewarding their backyard river.
We are the Friends of the Rouge (FOTR) - a local, community driven nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan.
After thirty-one years serving our community and the greater Rouge Watershed, we continue to do the work our founders set out to do - restore and protect the Rouge River!
This year, we combined our year-end-appeal with a unique opportuity to leverage additional funds through Newman's Own Holiday Charity Challenge. As a member of the Rouge watershed, or someone who has many memories tied to southeast Michigan - YOU can make all the difference to improving the health of the Rouge River.
YOU make all the difference.