FOJ is excited to announce the lauch of the 2019 Photo Contest!
The deadline to submit your photos is July 15.
Get all of the details here!
FOJ is pleased to announce that we will be offering the Dr. John Richter Memorial Scholarship again this year!
Dr. John Richter founded the Jordan Valley Animal Clinic in 1984 and served the East Jordan community for 30 years. He was instrumental in the formation of Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, where he worked tirelessly to protect the Jordan River and its watershed for 22 years. Dr. Richter believed in the value of education and of being a lifelong learner.
The Friends of the Jordan River Watershed is honored to offer this $1000 scholarship opportunity in memory of Dr. Richter. This scholarship is available to a student graduating from a public high school within the Lake Charlevoix watershed – East Jordan, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, and Charlevoix – who will be pursuing
The application can be submitted digitally here.
Deadline to apply is Friday, MAY 17, 2019 at 5pm EST.
Please feel free to email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Jordan River Watershed
Special Board Meeting
Thursday, October 18, 2018Watershed Center,
101 Union St, East Jordan, MI
All FOJ members are welcome to attend
Questions: Please email email@example.com
FOJ is excited to invite you to a special board meeting next week on October 18th, at 6:30pm. During this meeting, we will be voting on an amendment to our Articles of Incorporation that will allow us to become a different, and more appropriate for us, nonprofit governance structure called a “directorship” versus our current “membership” based governance style. If you are a current paid member of FOJ, you will have voting rights for this decision. During the meeting Board President, David Peterson, will further discuss the meaning and impact of this change and will allow time for any questions from the membership. This has been an important discussion of the board of directors this year, and we feel that this model will best ensure the sustainability of our organization. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have regarding this vote.
We hope to see you there.
Friends of the Jordan River Watershed Board of Directors
A Book by Anne Teesdale (Zukowski), longtime board member and former president of Friends of the Jordan
Lucy’s Misadventures is a collection of life stories written from the perspective of a redbone coonhound with much personality and sass. Readers will commiserate with Anne and John as they try to manage Lucy and Trixie, a black Lab who also shares their home.
Dog lovers will especially enjoy these tales, but truly anyone who likes pets will laugh and cry as Lucy lives her life – and reminds us how we should also live ours.
“A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, a nonprofit group whose mission is to “conserve the natural resources and protect the environmental quality of the Jordan River and its watershed.” Home to diverse plant and animal communities, the Jordan River Watershed includes some of the last remaining wilderness areas in Northern Michigan.”
Lucy’s Misadventures is available on Amazon Books as a paperback (with pictures) and kindle version (without pictures.) Or contact Anne at email@example.com
Help us celebrate the release of the 2019 Friends of the Jordan’s Calendar “Visions of the Jordan: Wonders of the Watershed”. We will celebrate the winners of this years photo competition, will have all the photo entries on display, and will appetizers and refreshments available.
For more information, check out our Facebook event!
UPDATE! Great news photographers! Deadline extended to August 10th!
Do you marvel at the wonders of the Jordan River Watershed? Show us in a photograph what’s wonderful to you and it could appear as a month in the Friends of the Jordan River Watershed’s annual ‘Visions of the Valley Calendar’. This year the FOJ invites photographers of all ages and skills to look for the “Wonders of the Watershed.”
More than $1200 and 14 awards will be presented, including Grand Prize, Youth, President’s Choice and Viewers’ Choice.
The rules are simple. All photographs must be taken in the Jordan River Watershed. Open to all. Simply enter an unmatted 8” x 10” horizontal print, a $5 per photo entry fee and entry form, available online at friendsofthejordan.org, where you’ll also find complete contest details. Photographers may enter as many times as they want. Youth 18 and under may enter two photos for free. Submission deadline is Friday, August 10.
Awards will be presented at the FOJ’s annual Photography Contest Celebration and Exhibit, with the release of the 2019 “Visions of the Valley” calendar, on Saturday, September 22, 1-4 pm at the Jordan River Watershed Center in East Jordan. Proceeds from calendar sales support FOJ activities.