DETROIT (WWJ) – The natural, economic and recreational values of the Clinton River will be the highlight of community events and activities during the Clinton River Watershed Annual River Day Celebration on June 11th and 12th, dates that coincide with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend.

Coordinated each June during Water Week by the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC), River Day encourages appreciation and recreational use of the waterways of the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair.

This year the CRWC will host more events than ever. You will be able to kayak, join a fishing derby, plant a garden or learn about popular ‘critters’ of the waterway.

Popular River Day activities range from nature hikes, canoe trips, fishing derbies and fly fishing lessons, to storm drain stenciling, river clean-ups, habitat restoration and native landscaping.

CRWC will also host River Fest in downtown Rochester at the Municipal Park Lions shelter. There will be refreshments, casting clinics, minnow races, face painting and much more.

Since the Clinton River watershed covers 760 square miles through four counties, more than 40 River Day activities are being held in Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer and St. Clair counties. For a complete schedule of events, click here.

For more information, visit the CRWC website.


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