Upcoming Events

February 4 - Jackson County Conservation District (1 - 4 p.m.)

Winter Stonefly Hunt

February 13 - Jackson District Library, Carnegie Branch (6:30 p.m.)

Jackson Sierra Club Meeting - Upper Grand River Water Trail

February 15 - Blackman Township Hall (6 p.m.)

Upper Grand Water Trail Plan Open House

February 18-19 - Statewide

Michigan Free Fishing Weekend

March 4 - MSU Pavilion, East Lansing (9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Quiet Water Symposium

Welcome to UpperGrandRiver.org!

Welcome to the Upper Grand River Watershed Alliance website. Here's a look at some of the educational, policy, and hands-on restoration activities planned for 2017:

  • Our 9th Annual Winter Stonefly Hunt (Saturday,February 4)
  • Public Open House to solicit input on the DRAFT Upper Grand River Water Trail Plan (Wednesday, February 15 at the Blackman Township Hall)
  • We'll have booths at the Quiet Water Symposium and the Jackson Area Earth Day Celebration (March 4 and April 22)
  • Rain Barrel Workshops
  • Our Spring and Fall Adopt-A-
    Stream Events
  • and more
This website, the calendar at left, and our FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE are our principal means of communicating progress and providing draft documents for public review. Please check back here frequently.

Thank you for checking us out. This is a shared website for the Upper Grand River Watershed Alliance, the Jackson Michigan Urban Area MS4 Stormwater Committee, the Upper Grand River Water Trail Planning Committee, and the Jackson County Conservation District's Upper Grand River Implementation Project (UGRIP).

Within this website you'll find information about the Upper Grand River, its beauty, the threats it faces, and the individuals and organizations that are working to protect and restore the river.

Please let us know what you think. We hope you'll want to learn more and take part in restoring the river.

If you have questions, or suggestions, or if you'd like to receive email alerts about upcoming events and programs, please send us a note at:contact@uppergrandriver.org.