Rouge River Watershed's Friends of the Rouge 2019 Annual Dinner & Meeting


Below: Video of John Hartig's Keynote speech and a special honor for Dr. Orin Gelderloos

"The Rouge River 50 Years after the Fire,"

by John H. Hartig, Ph.D.


Keynote Speaker at FOTR's 2019 Annual Meeting

John H. Hartig, Ph.D.


Dr. John Hartig is keynote speaker at the Friends of the Rouge (FOTR) annual dinner and meeting on March 19, 2019. John overviews the history of the watershed and its unique standing regarding storm water permits. He describes the context that caught the Rouge River on fire 50 years ago.


Dr. Hartig: Visiting Scholar, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Great Lakes Science-Policy Advisor, International Association for Great Lakes Research



Go to for more on the October Rouge River Fire event.

Lead Story: Dr. John Hartig, International Wildlife Refuge Founder RT 14:32
(- silent at first - work in process)

Primer: A History of Detroit - The Motor City & River

Early History - Turn of the Century RT 7:12

Trip Through The River Rouge Plant

On Zug Island in the Detroit and Rouge Rivers

Primitive Detroit - the River, Native Indians & British Wars!

Distant Past - Who claims Detroit's Settlement? 7:32 In Process

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