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Partners in Restoring Rouge River AOC

The Rouge River RAP is a watershed-wide effort led by the MDEQ in partnership with other stakeholders. The institutional structure includes:
  • MDEQ staff with responsibilities to implement the RAP and assess restoration progress;
  • a Rouge program office created for the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project;
  • technical advisory groups;
  • a steering committee to oversee implementation activities with the voluntary stormwater permit;
  • Rouge River Advisory Council RRAC to advise the MDEQ and assist in updating and implementing the RAP. The advisory council includes representatives of industry, environmental interests, citizens, universities, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, local and county governments, and parks and health departments.

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Rouge River Advisory Council (Alliance of Rouge Communities)
The RRAC advises MDEQ and assists in updating and implementing the RAP. The advisory council includes representatives of:
  • industry
  • environmental interests
  • citizens
  • universities
  • the Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • local and county governments
  • parks
  • health departments