Photography Contest Celebration, Exhibit, and Release of 2017 Calendar

Join us in a celebration of all the amazing photos that were entered in the annual photo contest. All entries will be on display and the 2017 Visions of the Valley calendar will be available for the first time.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1PM – 4 PM 

Where: Friends of the Jordan River Watershed Inc., 101 Union St, East Jordan, MI 49727

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 programs....read 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 take....read 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.