Keeping Our Waterways Clean

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Water Resources Coordinator

On the clear sunny day of September 21, 2013, a group of 20 volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Troy, OHM Advisors, communities around Southeast Michigan, and believe it or not, Meridian, Idaho converged on stretch of the Clinton River from River Woods Park to the City’s Skate Park.

This group of dedicated volunteers worked together as a team to remove over fifteen bags of garbage; cleared a large amount of branches, limbs, and other woody debris from the river and the river’s edge; and removed one logjam throughout the one-half mile stretch of river traversing along and between the two parks.

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This annual clean-up effort not only helps keep our river clean but also helps prevent erosion and allows the Clinton River to flow more freely.  In addition to improving the environment, this was an excellent opportunity for people to work as a team towards a common goal that benefits the entire community.  It is this type of dedication and enthusiasm that has made the Clinton River Clean-up so successful.

May people who live, work, play, and visit Auburn Hills are beginning to realize the beautiful river system that exists, right in the heart of Downtown Auburn hills.  The extraordinary effort these volunteers contributed this year will allow people to better enjoy the river while fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or sightseeing.

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The City of Auburn Hills would like to send out a special thank you to all the volunteers who participated in this year’s clean-up effort.