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The Rouge Education Project was established in 1987 in response to public health concerns regarding the Rouge River. Dr. William Stapp, a professor at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, believed students could help assess the problems and challenges facing the river and become agents of change for their community. He and his assistant, Mark Mitchell, authored the Field Manual for Water Quality Monitoring, which is still used today in its 13th edition (ISBN: 978-0757555466).
Students, teachers, and volunteers that participate are providing a service to the Rouge River communities.