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Wayne County Organizations

Alliance of Rouge Communities

46036 Michigan Ave., Suite 126
Canton, MI 48188

Office Phone: 734-272-0291

The Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC), a 501(c)(3) organization, is a voluntary public watershed entity currently comprised of 35 municipal governments (i.e. cities, townships and villages), three counties (Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw), Henry Ford Community College, University of Michigan-Dearborn and cooperating partners (i.e. other organizations) as authorized by Part 312 (Watershed Alliances) of the Michigan Natural […]

Belle Isle Aquarium

3 Inselruhe Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

Office Phone: (313) 331-7760

When the Belle Isle Aquarium opened it was the third-largest Aquarium in the world with salt water being shipped directly in from the ocean. Today, it is home to a unique collection of fish. With one of the largest collections of air-breathing fish in the world, they house the only known collection of all 7 […]

Black to the Land Coalition


Black to the Land is a coalition of Black, Indigenous and People of Color nature enthusiasts, intent on helping fellow BIPOC actively engage in meaningful outdoor adventures.

Friends of the Rouge

650 Church Street Suite 209
Plymouth, MI 48170

Office Phone: 734-927-4900

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 restore, protect, and enhance the Rouge River watershed through stewardship, education, and collaboration.

MSU Extension Wayne County

33030 Van Born
Wayne, MI 48184

Office Phone: 734-721-6576
Fax Number: 734-727-7233

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities. MSUE links Michigan State University research with local community issues of concern, offering a variety of programs and diagnostic services such as soil testing.

Paul H. Young Chapter – Trout Unlimited – Metro Detroit

Po Box 214869
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-4869


Named after Paul H. Young, a cane rod builder and fly-fishing pioneer from Detroit, the Paul H. Young Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a non-profit grassroots organization in metro Detroit whose mission is To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds starting with our deeply rooted ties here in Michigan. Founded […]

Wayne County Conservation District

Eastern Wayne County Office
28 McKinley PL, Suite 2
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Office Phone: 313-418-0700

The Wayne Conservation District is dedicated to promoting sound environmental stewardship in Wayne County by providing reliable information and technical assistance regarding the management and use of our natural resources. 

Wayne County Department of Public Services – Environmental Services Group

33030 Van Born Rd
Wayne, MI 48184

Office Phone: 734-727-7400

The purpose of the Wayne County Public Health Department’s Environmental Health Program is to prevent diseases and illness by promoting and facilitating services related to the following topics: private water and septic systems including inspections, permitting, and assessments; lead/mercury testing; indoor air quality; water contamination prevention; water testing; and recreational water monitoring.