The 12th Annual Rouge Park Appreciation Day/Rouge Rescue will be tomorrow, Saturday, June 1. The Friends of Rouge Park will begin registration by 8:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of Joy Rd. and Spinoza.
Volunteers are asked to help clean the largest park in Detroit. Please wear old clothes, long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy covered shoes or boots to protect yourself from poison ivy and mosquitoes. Rain is predicted for tomorrow so bring a rain coat. Organizers also suggest bug spray and sunscreen..
Several groups of volunteers are already committed to participate, including Aristeo Construction Company, Greening of Detroit "Our Land" students, Social Security Administration employees, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and the Boy Scouts. Some of the projects that they will work on include:
- Cleanup at Brennan Pools parking area;
- Buffalo Soldiers barn fence painting and cleanup;
- Cleanup at the Stonebrige Nature Trail;
- Garlic mustard pulls;
- W. Warren Avenue planting upkeep;
- D-town Farm work; and
- Car removal.
Additionally, four students from Lawrence Technological University will bring their master plan project boards for you to view. A hot dog lunch, with veggie dogs available, will be served at Joy Rd. and Spinoza from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Following the cleanup, all volunteers are invited to Wojo's Rouge Park Inn, which is located at Outer Drive and W. Warren Ave. Formerly known as the Rouge Park Lounge, it now operated under a new name and ownership. They will offering food and drink specials all day to Rouge Park Appreciation Day/Rouge Rescue volunteers who come wearing the t-shirt that all volunteers will receive.
The 12th Annual Rouge Park Appreciation Day/Rouge Rescue will happen tomorrow morning, rain or shine.