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Rest in Peace - Dr. John Richter

Dr. John Richter, long time president of the Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, lost his battle with cancer and died May 28 at his home. We have lost a great friend and a true champion for the environment. Richter was well-known in environmental circles, locally and beyond. He was a passionate and steadfast advocate for the preservation of the Jordan Valley. Words cannot express the depth of our loss. He will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, June 14 at the Jordan River Watershed Center.  For the full obituary, tributes, photos and memories. Please view his detailed >>
Memorial Page.

2014 Young Friends of the Jordan Summer Program

image loadingOur Young Friends Program is coming up this July! This is an awesome opportunity for kids to explore the tremendous natural diversity of the Jordan Valley.

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Visions of the Valley Photography Contest

image loadingAnnouncing the 10th Annual ‘Visions of the Valley’ Photography Contest

This year’s Theme:
“A Splash of Seasons”

Deadline for Entry: August 4, 2014

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Restore the Public Trust
Letter to the NRC - legal challenge to confront Fracking
Letter to the NRC from FOJ
Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush
When Fracking Comes to Town - video
Fracking Hell: The Untold Story - video
Ban Hydro Fracking in Michigan - get your bumper sticker!
Fracking Disaster
- Ban Horizontal Fracking in Michigan

Proposed Fracking in Michigan

How is it Different
Drilling the Well
How Much Ground Does it Cover
What Can Go Wrong
How Safe is it
What is the Science


Biodiversity Matters
FOJ's Comments on Biodiversity Stewardship Areas
Biodiversity Stewardship Areas


FOJ's Opposition to Biomass
Biomass - Up In Smoke, Burning The Future
Call for a Moratorium on Tree Burning for Power in Michigan - video

Environmental - other

Watercraft Issues on the Jordan River - video