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

2024 Highlights


Contractor-sized Bags of Garbage Removed


Trees & Shrubs Planted


Fish Stocked


Volunter Hours Donated

You Can Make a Difference

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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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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!