2019 FOSCR Board of Directors
Craig Griffiths, President
Brenda Lorenz, Vice President
Terry Burrell, Treasurer
Darrell Randell, Past President
Kelly Johnson, Secretary
Ken Hall, Webmaster
Kathy Watts, Director
Peter Westfall, Director
Kris Lee, Director
Erin Carroll, Director
Archie Kerr, Director
Vince Gagner, Director
Join the Effort
For more information on Friends of the St. Clair River or to get involved in
FOSCR / BPAC activities, please contact FOSCR webmaster,
Ken Hall or Canadian BPAC Co-Chair
We welcome your questions
Help FOSCR support our River!!
Friends of the St. Clair River (FOSCR) is an all-volunteer
registered Canadian charitable organization. FOSCR works to promote
conservation, beautification and other environmental restoration projects along
the Canadian shore of the St. Clair River. FOSCR was created to 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
organization is operated by a Board of Directors which meets quarterly.
St. Clair River Area of Concern 2012 – 2017 Report of
The Canadian Remedial Action Plan Implementation Committee (CRIC) has recently
released the St. Clair River Area of Concern 2012 – 2017 Report of
Accomplishments. This document highlights work completed over the 5 year period
and indicates which actions remain in order to delist the river as an Area of
Click here to view full report.
2019-2023 Draft Lake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan
Available for Public Review
In accordance with the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, a draft
2019-2023 Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) has been prepared for Lake
Erie and the connecting St. Clair – Detroit River System, and is currently
available for review and comment.
The draft LAMP was developed by the Lake Erie Partnership, a collaborative team
of natural resource managers led by the governments of the United States and
Canada, in cooperation and consultation with state and provincial governments,
Tribal governments, First Nations, municipal governments, and watershed
management agencies. The LAMP for Lake Erie identifies key priorities for the
lake and connecting rivers, and guides the coordination of binational
environmental protection and restoration activities aimed at preserving and
protecting Lake Erie’s water quality and ecosystem health.
Click here to view the full report.
Please use the
Contact Us page to direct your questions and comments by August 26, 2019.
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 (AOC) under 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.
Beneficial Use Impairment
(BUI) Reports Now Available
After several years of compiling and
analyzing data and conducting specific scientific studies, the Canadian Remedial
Action Plan Committee (CRIC) is pleased to share the following reports
recommending a “Not Impaired” status be assigned to the following 3 beneficial
use impairments (BUIs):
report details what the concern was, what actions and research was
undertaken to address the concerns.