The city of Southfield will host the 47th Annual Rouge River Cleanup Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is a half-day cleanup and celebration of the city’s continued commitment to the restoration and revitalization of the Rouge River.
The general public is invited to attend and participate. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Beech Woods Arena, 22200 Beech Road, just south of Nine Mile. Participants will be transported to designated cleanup sites along the river following registration.
The Rouge River, which encompasses 126 miles of urban waterway, runs through 48 communities in southeastern Michigan, providing flood relief and rural serenity. The cleanup helps protect this valuable natural resource by removing impediments that block the flow of water—allowing the river to flow freely and heal itself along with affording local residential, education and business communities the opportunity to work together to improve the environment.
An additional volunteer event will also be held on Saturday, May 20 at Berberian Woods in Southfield to remove invasive plants and weeding from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the end of Streamwood (walk down two-track lane and cross the bridge).
Call Storm Water Manager Brandy Siedlaczek at (248) 796-4806 for more information.