Along the River Walk

IMG_1096(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

River walks and parks along rivers are nothing new, especially in urban areas. As conservation and environmental protection have become more of a focus in recent years, these areas along the banks of a river have also become more important. They are an essential part of protecting the river, its flora and fauna, its water and its fragile ecosystem. River walks are also great places for educating the public about all of those things. This story out of Point Huron, in Michigan, demonstrates a few ways in which volunteers do just that. They are using the river walk as a resource to educate and inform the public about the St. Clair River and the river’s water quality.

The River Ramble was organized by the YMCA of the Blue Water Area and led by a staffer from the Michigan Natural Features Inventory.

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