Bridging the Jordan River - Spring Update
Conservation Resource Alliance spring newsletter article. Read whole story...

Each spring in late April Friends of the Jordan volunteers kicks off its Adopt-A-Highway cleanup effort on  its designated stretch of roadside along highway M-66. The event also coincides close to Earth Day. If you want to know more about earth day, read on

Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Friends of the Jordan River Watershed welcomes new leadership


David Peterson was elected recently as President of the Friends of the Jordan River Watershed. And on March 1st, the group hired Ashley Cousens to be the group’s new Program Director, the first hired position in several years.

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The new leadership team has big plans for the summer, which will include many events, workshops, and more

Come one, come all!
Join Macro Nature Photographer Kim Ritsema for a hands-on photography workshop.

Get all the details and register today for this upcoming event!

Saturday, May 21st, 9:30 AM

at the Friends of the Jordan Watershed Center
101 Union St.
East Jordan, MI

Invasive Species Workshop
A threat to the Northern Michigan way of Life! Attendees will learn how to identify, report and help manage terrestrial invasive plants in Northern Michigan.


Saturday, May 21st, 1:30 PM

at the Friends of the Jordan Watershed Center
101 Union St.
East Jordan, MI

Wonders of Raptors by Wings of Wonder
Join Wings of Wonder's Rebecca Lessard for a one-hour program on the amazing raptors that inhabit our region.


Saturday, June 4th, 10am – 11am
at the Friends of the Jordan Watershed Center
101 Union St.
East Jordan, MI

Friends of the Jordan calls on Governor Snyder to shut down the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

An oil spill in our Great Lakes would be devastating to our environment, wildlife, communities and economies. The bottomlands of the Straits are owned by the State of Michigan and leased to Enbridge. Governor Snyder has the right and the duty to protect our water and shut down this line before a catastrophic spill occurs.

Friends of the Jordan is one of a growing number of environmental groups, businesses and municipalities who believe the risk of an oil spill in our Great Lakes is too big a risk to more

Oil Spill in the Great Lakes?

How Safe Are The Pipelines?

Two aging pipelines owned by Enbridge Energy run across the Straits of Mackinac on Lake Michigan bottomlands, transporting 23 million gallons of oil daily.

A University of Michigan study called it “the worst possible place” in the Great Lakes for an oil spill.

Read Dr. Ed Timm's presentation on corrosion and structural issues with Line 5 pipeline and watch a video documentary on this oil pipeline under the Great Lakes.