"All life is part of our Earth’s complex ecosystem. People share space on this planet with all other forms of life (flora & fauna) and we interact with this planets air, water, soils and minerals. It is in our best interest to promote and support a healthy and sustainable environment. The Maple River and it’s watershed is a cohesive unit that reflects our behavior and actions relative to it’s survival. We all need to make a commitment to promote the wise use of the Maple River and it’s watershed.”    Edward J. Mikula - Biologist


Friends we hope you are all staying safe during this crazy time. 

At this time the FOMR is keeping a low profile through COVID, but hope to schedule some events this summer.

The FOMR is in search of a volunteer to help with their virtual image during COVID. Anyone interested in helping out please contact  Jon Morrison at 989-224-1106.


The Friends of the Maple River (FOMR) will hold their July Bi-Monthly meeting on the Maple River near Elsie at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2012.

Please gather at the Elsie dam parking area on the north side of Island Road just on the west side of Elsie. The primary activity will be to float a section of the river upstream or downstream of the dam, to be determined.

Please make arrangements or bring your own canoe, kayak, etc. and appropriate equipment to participate in the float. There will be a short informal gathering for introductions and to catch up before we disembark on the paddle. Feel free to bring a lawn chair to sit in as you prefer.

There is no charge to attend. There is no specific requirement to wear a mask, but feel free to bring and wear one at your preference. They plan to get back on track with our more traditional meeting format in September and have a speaker already lined up with a tentative meeting date of Wednesday, September 15, location to be determined.

The FOMR would like to share and encourage participation in the cleanup event on the Looking Glass River on Sunday, July 18 in the DeWitt area. More details are available from the Clinton Conservation District.



2021 FOMR Planned Activities  


- Hoping to have an in person meeting in May. In search of an outdoor location to facilitate this event. 

- Looking to schedule a river clean up in April. Keep an eye out for more details! 

- Log jam work will need to be done latter this summer. Anyone interested in helping may contact Jack Nutter at 989-862-5541

- More to come! 


Now Available For Sale!

The New, updated 2nd Edition

Maple River

Trail Guide

& Maple River Watershed History.

Now on Waterproof Paper!

Only $15!


The Maple River Trail Guide is a waterproof paper flip guide to the Maple River. It contains maps, distances between stops, and the Maple River History. It is now available to purchase for $15. The River Guides can be purchased at any of the bimonthly meetings or other FOMR events. Or you can email us at  FOMR_info@friendsofthemapleriver.org and we can see about making other delivery arrangements on a case by case basis.


Upper Maple River Watershed Management Planning Activity

A cooperative effort of local, state and federal government organizations, educational institutions, citizen/landowner groups, conservation groups, and the business community, to provide education, coordination and encourage public participation and support that will benefit the preservation and improvement of the Upper Maple River Watershed. Get more information HERE!

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