You are invited to the first annual FOJ Summer Picnic
Bring the family! There is no charge for the picnic, but please RSVP .....  CLICK HERE

2016 Young Friends of the Jordan Summer Program for Grades 3 to 8

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A one-of-a-kind outdoor learning experience in and around the beautiful Jordan River Valley. We provide hands-on nature studies where participants are led more than taught; urged to observe and ask their own questions; encouraged to discover the magic of our natural world while gaining knowledge of place. We’ll explore the diverse relationships between plants and animals and how we too fit into the landscape by learning about helpful and interesting plants, how to interpret tracks and sign and playing games that immerse us in more

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Calling All Photographers!
The Friends of the Jordan River is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Visions of the Valley photography contest.
The theme for 2016 is “The Lure of the Jordan”

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Shown above are just a few of the many entries from last years photo contest.

 Rules and FAQ's | Entry Form

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

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

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.