The popular annual event will take place rain or shine and activities this year include bee house building, nature walks along the Flodin Trail, invasive species education, a kid friendly scavenger hunt and a presentation from the Southeast Michigan Bee Keepers Association on the importance of saving honeybees. A recycling education booth will also be set-up so residents can ask questions about the township curbside program.
Every spring, since 1986, Friends of the Rouge, in partnership with Rouge communities, brings volunteers together from across the watershed to work toward the common goal of improving the Rouge River for generations to come. Those planning to attend in Canton must register prior to the event at https://therouge.org/rouge-rescue/. In Plymouth, registration will be available in the picnic shelter behind the comfort station or in advance at Plymouth Riverside Park--Friends of the Rouge.
Volunteers of all ages including residents, students and Scout troops are encouraged to participate, officials said. and all volunteers will be asked to wear masks and socially distance themselves during the event.