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River Rat Open House | October 17, 2019

The River Rat building on the Blue Water River Walk

Article Courtesy, Friends of the St. Clair River


Date: Thursday, October 17, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: River Rat Building located on the Blue Water River Walk in downtown Port Huron. Head south along the St. Clair River from the Vantage Point Maritime Center (51 Court Street) or east to the St. Clair River from the Blue Water YMCA (1525 Third Street)
The Open House will feature:
  • Brief remarks at 5:30pm
  • Food and beverages
  • River Walk and building tours, indoor and outdoor exhibits
  • Give-aways and swag sales
We kindly ask for a $20 donation at the door. Your support helps us grow! Families are welcome. We look foward to seeing you there! 

Friends of the St. Clair River

Friends of the St. Clair River

P.O. Box 611496
Port Huron, MI 48061

Sheri Faust, President
Office: (810) 987-5306
Email: info@scriver.org

Kirsten Lyons, Stewardship Director
Office: (810) 294-4965
Email: stewardship@scriver.org

Our Open House gives us a chance to connect with you and reflect on our first watershed center home. For 2.5 years this space elevated our presence and gave us power to connect with people. This fall, this iconic landmark will come down to make room for more wildlife habitat.

Records dating back to the 1920’s show the River Rat’s history is rooted in the industrial era of the St. Clair River – ferry docks, shipping and railroads. Fast forward to 2010 when philanthropist, Dr. James C. Acheson, donated the Blue Water River Walk waterfront property to the Community Foundation of St. Clair County and in 2017, the Community Foundation gave use of the building to Friends of the St. Clair River.

Come celebrate our move with a forward look to the next 10 years of having our hands in the dirt, feet in the water, boots on the ground to build up clean water, healthy rivers and green spaces for Michigan’s Thumb Coast.

Stay up to date on the Journey To Our New Watershed Center Home.

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