The River Clean-Up Tradition Continues

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

Over the last 30 years, residents and businesses from all around the Clinton River Watershed have volunteered their time to improve the health of our local rivers, lakes, and streams by removing trash and debris from our waterways.  The City of Auburn Hills is looking to keep the tradition going by hosting a river clean-up event on Saturday, September 23rd.

Volunteers for this annual event are dedicated to the preservation and protection of our waters and natural resources for our future generations to enjoy.  They also realize the wide range of recreational opportunities, including fishing and kayaking, our local waterways now provide.

So if you’re looking for an opportunity make a positive impact in your community and improve the health of the Clinton River, stop by River Woods Park in Auburn Hills on Saturday, September 23rd, at 9:00 am.  The clean-up will conclude at noon when the team at Jimmy John’s will provide free subs to the volunteers!

For additional information, please contact Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner by phone at 248-364-6926 or by e-mail at  Advanced notice of participation is appreciated but not required.  Volunteers are advised to wear work clothes and sturdy shoes.

To learn more about future river clean-up events, please visit the Clinton River Watershed Council at