Coastal wetlands have largely disappeared in many areas surrounding the Great Lakes. But in this Facebook Watch Party, originally broadcast live on Friday, Feb.5, 2021, learn more about restoration projects on Lake St. Clair and on the Rouge River in metro Detroit.
This watch party is part of an ongoing series of “first Friday” events, co-hosted by Great Lakes Now, the Belle Isle Conservancy and WDET-FM 101.9, Detroit public radio. Part 2 will be Friday, March 5, 2021 – more HERE.
In this live watch party, Host Sandra Svoboda, from Great Lakes Now, chats with guests about two restoration projects around the Detroit River area. Both projects link to Ford family sites.
WDET’s Annamarie Sysling reports that the Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores is working to restore some natural shoreline along Lake St. Clair. And Friends of the Rouge River Executive Director Marie McCormick talks about the Fair Lane home in Dearborn, which is located on the Rouge River where many projects are ongoing.
This watch party was produced by Detroit Public Television’s Colleen O’Donnell and Zach Allen and co-hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Experimental Lakes Area where scientists study freshwater issues including coastal wetlands.
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Here’s the route of the Rouge – with an interactive map: