1,200 Fifth-Grade Students Attend Clinton River Water Festival

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, City Planner

Clear skies and sunshine greeted the 1,200 students that attended the 12th annual Clinton River Water Festival, which was held on the campus of Oakland University, on May 11th.  Each of the 52 classes, from 21 schools within Oakland County’s section of the Clinton River Watershed, attended five of the 50 sessions that were taught by some of the region’s top professionals, who have firsthand knowledge on the important role water plays in our everyday life.

Sessions included an assortment of topics including pollution prevention, spill response, green infrastructure, aquatic animals, water fowl, plants, lakes and streams, water cycle, hazardous waste, recreation,and more.   When students left the festival, they not only understood how important it is to keep clean but also how to keep it clean, which is knowledge that will last a lifetime.

A special thank you goes out to all the employees and representatives from the following businesses, organizations, municipalities and government agencies who volunteered their time to present or serve as guides at this year’s festival.

2018 Clinton River Water Festival Sponsors and supporters include Pure Oakland Water, Waste Management, Oakland University, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioners Office, Clinton River Watershed Council, Cranbrook Science Institute, and the City of Auburn Hills.