January 3, 2023

A Heartfelt Letter of Gratitude and Thanks

I feel so lucky to have been chosen as one of two 2022 summer interns with Friends of the St. Clair River, and even luckier to […]
January 3, 2023

Winter Stonefly, the Supercool Indicator of a Healthy Stream

You may have heard the name Winter Stonefly before, but unless you’re digging around in the bottom of a river in the dead of winter, odds […]
September 8, 2022

Ethical Foraging: A Strategy for Sustainability

Long before there were supermarkets, farmers markets, CSAs, farm stands and fast-food restaurants, humans relied on the age-old practice of hunting and gathering. Without a sense of entitlement to immediate and bountiful culinary gratification, ancient peoples embodied an ethos of respect, gratitude and stewardship of the land that fed them, clothed them, and sheltered them from the harsh elements.
August 1, 2022

Cultivation of Health & Happiness Through Gardening

By: Sam Curley, Friends of the St. Clair River, Intern In whatever way I possibly can, nothing makes me feel better than connecting with nature and […]
July 14, 2022

Wisdom of the Water

I have lived in the Blue Water Area of Michigan most of my life, so I have always felt a deep sense of connection to the land and waters here.
June 12, 2022

Spongy Moth – It’s almost over, your place is a mess, and your trees are still alive

It’s almost over! The Spongy Moth frass, leaf fragments and large, hairy caterpillars will stop raining down on your head and home in the next few […]
June 12, 2022

Spongy Moth – An Unwelcome Start to Summer

Are creeping caterpillars spoiling your early summer fun or harming your trees? Spongy Moth caterpillars are making messes and gobbling tree leaves in many yards, parks […]
June 2, 2022

It’s the Great Caddisfly Hatch!

By: Alyssa Winters, Farm Bill Biologist, Blue Water Conservation District It’s that time of year when you’re enjoying an early morning at the farmer’s market or […]
May 25, 2022

A Natural Resource Milestone Achievement

A natural resource milestone was achieved in St. Clair County last week. After a 20 year hiatus, St. Clair County revived its Spongy Moth Suppression Program. […]
May 1, 2022

Two Sisters Raising Consciousness About the Environmental Needs of Our Time

Opinion-Editorial by: Concepcion Gonzalez, S.M.R. and Veronica Blake, S.M.R. Friends of the St. Clair River periodically highlights guest editorial pieces. The content contained in guest articles […]
April 15, 2022

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement 50th Anniversary

Opinion-Editorial by: Paulette Duhaime Friends of the St. Clair River periodically highlights guest editorial pieces. The content contained in guest articles does not necessarily reflect the […]
March 10, 2022

Winter’s Back is Broken: Signs of Spring in Michigan

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”Rachel Carson I’ve spent […]