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Friends of the St. Clair River (FOSCR) is an all-volunteer registered
Canadian charitable organization. Its purpose is to promote
conservation, beautification and other environmental activities
associated with the St. Clair River and assist in the development and
implementation of the St. Clair River Remedial
Action Plan (RAP).
FOSCR membership consists of approximately 20
people who are the Canadian Members of the St. Clair River
BPAC. The organization is operated by a
Board of Directors who meet on a quarterly basis.
About the St. Clair River
The St. Clair River is a key shipping channel in the Great Lakes
Seaway system and provides important habitat for many species within its wetland
areas. It is also a designated as an Area of Concern
the Canada–United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. AOC's are sites on the Great Lakes system where environmental quality is significantly
degraded and beneficial uses, such as the health of our beaches, are impaired.
Canadian and U.S. agencies are implementing a cleanup program, known
as the Remedial Action Plan, with guidance from the St. Clair River
Binational Public Advisory Council
(BPAC) composed of representatives from Michigan and Ontario.
NEW August 2016 - The St. Clair River AOC -
PowerPoint Presentation (13 slides)
Click here to view
Status of the Beneficial Use Impairment Restrictions on Drinking Water
Consumption or Taste and Odour Problems
Prepared for the Canadian RAP Implementation Committee
Click here to view full report
using revised delisting criteria to assess the "degradation
of aesthetics" Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) reports current evidence meets
the identified target and supports the change of status of this BUI from
"impaired" to "not impaired".
Great news for the St. Clair River.
full report here
Status of the Degradation of Aesthetics
Beneficial Use Impairment
Fact Sheets on the St. Clair River
Sheet # 1
Sheet # 2
Sheet # 3
Awareness / Promotional Items
Fighting Invasive Phragmites
Click here to view other status updates on remaining concerns in the St. Clair
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informed on the latest developments in the St. Clair River AOC.
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Celebrating the St. Clair Photo Contest
to view all the photographs entered by members of the public during the 2011
digital photo contest. There are some awesome shots!
Join the Effort
For more information on Friends of the St. Clair River or to get
involved in FOSCR / BPAC activities, contact FOSCR webmaster,
Ken Hall or Canadian BPAC Co-Chair