About Us

The Friends of the Grand River is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1995. The organization is made up of volunteer members, with an elected board of directors. The funding for projects is raised through membership fees, donations, sponsorship and fund raising events. Our core programs involve fish stocking, trail maintenance, garbage cleanup, tree planting and stream restoration projects.

You are going to find the signs shared above at many of our access points for the remainder of the year.  

We are SO EXCITED to be partnering with the University of Guelph to launch a socioeconomic impact study connecting the Upper Grand fishery to our local communities!  If you use this fishery at all it is so important that you please contribute just a few minutes of your time to fill out the questions.  This data will provide the baseline data for individuals working on this study in the fall. 

If QR codes and smart phones aren’t your thing – CLICK HERE – to contribute to phase one of this work.

Download our 2020 Action Plan today to see what we are up to! CLICK HERE

2022 Highlights to date

50

Contractor-sized Bags of Garbage Removed

300

Trees & Shrubs Planted

47,000

Fish Stocked

1000+

Volunter Hours Donated

You Can Make a Difference

Become Involved

Joining Friends of The Grand is a great way to get out and meet new people while becoming more involved in your community.
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Help Create A Healthy Ecosystem

Our members are directly involved in creating a healthier ecosystem around the Grand River system. Join our members to make sure this beautiful resource is available to future generations.
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Learn More!

Becoming a member will give you access to workshops and events where you will have access to resident experts who want to share their knowledge with you!
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Membership

Being a member of FOGR not only makes you privy to key information about the watershed, you also belong to a community of citizens that value the Grand River Tailwater for its natural beauty, historical river designation, fishery and recreational usage. It’s not only the financial support that matters but the everyday contribution to maintaining this special resource. Many hands makes light work!