About Us

Friends of the Rouge (FOTR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan. Our mission is to promote restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of improving the quality of life for the people, plants, and animals of the watershed.

Contact Us
Phone: 313.792.9900
4901 Evergreen Road, KM
Dearborn, MI 48128

The FOTR office is located on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus, a short walk from the Monteith Parking Structure where public parking is available.  Map and directions.

Support FOTR
Friends of the Rouge is supported by private, state, and federal grants, membership support, as well as individual and corporate donations. Please consider supporting Friends of the Rouge today by becoming a member, donor, or sponsor.

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