The Harsen’s Island St. Clair Flats Association has joined ranks with the Community Foundation of St. Clair County. The non-profit has established a fund with the Foundation, as announced on Wednesday. The Harsen’s Island St. Clair Flats Association came from a merger of the Harsen’s Island Improvement Association and the St. Clair Flats Association.
The group works on advocacy for residents who are struggling with high water and the effects it has on properties as well as maintaining public spaces on the island in the southern part of St. Clair County and hosting events for the community. The group is the largest homeowner’s association in Michigan, according to their website.
Harsen’s Island is a unique island community that relies on a ferry to get to jobs and commerce on the mainland. The Harsen’s Island St. Clair Flats Association maintains a Park and Ride lot for ferry commuters as well as a clean water station for boaters. The partnership with the Community Foundation is intended to provide long-term funding and opportunity for giving for the group that has been working to improve life on the island since 1925. More information about the association can be found on their website hiscfa.org.