Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations
On Friday, our staff attended one of my absolute favorite events at Oakland University – The 11th Annual Clinton River Water Festival. Partners including, Waste Management, the Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, and the Clinton River Watershed Council come together to provide a full-day of activities for students.
The Festival is an educational and enjoyable learning experience for over 1,200 fifth-grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County. As the conversations continue to revolve around sustainability and conservation, it’s important to recognize and get involved in programs like this. Our very own Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner, was instrumental is starting this event at OU back in 2007— that’s something we are very proud of as a city.
The festival design allows students to learn about the central role water and the Clinton River play within the region. Some of the topics explored during the festival include storm water, waste water treatment, soil erosion, wetlands, creeks and streams, habitat, as well as sources of pollution.
The theme of the day is Celebrating water!