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Rochester, MI 48306
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  • Nature on Tap: 25 Years of Conservation!
  • Paddle our Sixth River - The Beautiful Belle!
  • Six Rivers Acquires Land for St. Clair County Park
  • Landowner Gatherings - Sept 8 & Oct 29
  • Six Rivers at the Market!
  • Monthly Coffee Hours! Next Up: White Lake & New Hudson

Come party with us as we celebrate 25 years of conservation!

October 14, 6:00 - 9:00pm, Paint Creek Cider Mill

Enjoy craft beer, cider, a BBQ and entertainment while you vote for People's Choice in our photo contest and vie for excellent raffle prizes.  Learn about the Adventure League, conservation in our region and meet some folks instrumental in Six Rivers' 25 years of history.  Click here for more detailed information.

Tickets $25 in advance, $35 after October 7th.  Contact the office to purchase (248) 601-2816 or click to our online store here. Limited number of tickets available so get yours now!

Sponsorship opportunities available and prize donations happily accepted and recognized!

 Hello Six Rivers Adventure League,

This Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 pm we will paddle the beautiful Belle!  We'll put in at East China Township Park and paddle to the Marine City DNR Launch on the St. Clair River 1/4 of a mile south of the Belle outlet.  This is a 2.5 hour flat paddle through rural and developed areas in the Belle watershed.  This paddle is suitable for all experience levels. 

Kayak rental from Missy's Kayaks is available online at www.missyskayakconnection.com or by phone at (810)488-0798.

East China Township Park is located at 5111 River Rd, East China, 48054.  Enter the park from River Rd and follow the Six Rivers signs to the launch.

As with all paddle events we ask for a $10 donation and you will need a recreation pass to leave your vehicle at the DNR site.  Please contact Danielle Devlin with any questions at (248)601-2816 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Six Rivers Land Conservancy Aids in Goodells Park Acquisition

 Rochester, MI. – Six Rivers Land Conservancy announces the acquisition of a 39-acre parcel on the Pine River in Wales Township, Michigan. The acquisition, made possible by bridge financing provided by The Conservation Fund, is for the purpose of adding to the Goodells Park property, owned and managed by the St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Commission. The newly acquired property is adjacent to the western border of Goodells Park at 8325 Lapeer Road. 

 Mark Brochu, Director of the St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Commission stated, “We are excited to ensure the acquisition of this property in a timeframe agreeable to the seller, while maintaining our ability to apply for grant funds.”

Six Rivers’ interim purchase of the property allows St. Clair County to preserve its eligibility to attempt to secure grant funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF). The MNRTF, funded with royalties from oil and gas development on state land, provides grants for conservation and recreation for state and local units of government in Michigan. Grants provided by the MNRTF have been a major funding source for local parks, water access and other conservation and recreation projects throughout the state.

 “Projects in partnership with public entities such as St. Clair County allow us to fulfill our mission of conservation and at the same time increase recreational opportunities for residents of southeastern Michigan,” said Christopher Bunch, Executive Director of Six Rivers Land Conservancy.

 The financing for the project was provided by The Conservation Fund (TCF).  Virgina based TCF provides critical bridge financing to enable land conservancies, government agencies and community leaders to swiftly protect properties for wildlife, recreation or historic significance.  To date TCF has assisted with protecting over 7.5 million acres of land in all 50 states.  “We are pleased to be able to assist in park acquisition projects such as this,” said Mike Kelly, Director of Conservation Acquisition with the Great Lakes Office of TCF.  “We want solutions to conservation objectives to make economic sense for all involved.”

 Additional sources:

Mark Brochu    St. Clair County Parks                         810-989-6960

Mike Kelly        The Conservation Fund                       989- 892-9171

 

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Landowner Gatherings
 
The Huron River is blessed with rich natural features, special places, and the title of the cleanest urban river in Michigan.  As we all enjoy the stunning scenery, clean water for drinking and recreation, accessibility to first rate public parks and private preserves, a bounty of wildlife, and cultural roots that run deep, we should also consider the future generations that will live, work, and play in this area. 
 
 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Chalet at Camp Dearborn
1700 General Motors Rd., Milford
 
Thursday, October 29, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Highland Activity Center
209 John St., Highland
Six Rivers at the Market!
Look for the Six Rivers booth at a farmers' market near you this fall!  Learn more about land protection, the Huron River watershed, Adventure League, our upcoming 25th Anniversary, and how to become a member. 
 
Thursday, September 10, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Milford Farmers' Market
 
Sunday, September 13, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Highland Heritage Festival & Market
 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Milford Farmers' Market
 
Thursday, October 15, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Milford Farmers' Market
Coffee Hours - for Interested Landowners
1st Thursday morning, every month, in a Huron River watershed community near you!  Drop in, look for the Six Rivers logo, and find Meghan, our Outreach Coordinator - she'll answer any questions you may have about land protection!
 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Biggby Coffee, White Lake (M-59 & Teggerdine)
 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Starbucks, New Hudson (I-96 & Milford Rd.)

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Protect the Nature Near You!

Six Rivers Land Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organization made up of members, donors and volunteers who believe it is important to sustain the quality and character of the natural resources around us. We recognize and understand the value of an inviting landscape and a strong and vibrant natural resource base in our communities; it makes them attractive and healthy places to live and attracts people and institutions that create prosperity.

For the most part our work is with private landowners who share these values for our natural heritage and choose to act on them in measurable, permanent ways. Though we are not a government or regulatory agency, on occasion they may have a role in a project we are involved in.

Our work supports vibrant and healthy economies, communities and natural resources. We invite you to join us as we work to sustain the best qualities of our region.

"Frosty Sentinel" by Mike Bauman   -   Photo Contest 2012