SC4 River Tours Highlight Conservation Efforts

Taking a stroll along the Black River can be a learning experience as much as an enjoyable one.  St. Clair County Community College and the Friends of the St. Clair River are leading a series of free, public tours of the river on Wednesday, September 4th. The tour is called Swale Stroll and Rain Garden Ramble, and each 45-minute tour will attempt to showcase the campus’ green projects and how they protect water quality and provide wildlife habitat. The tours will begin at the College Center Atrium and will be offered at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM. Each tour is going to begin indoors with a brief introduction as SC4 staff highlight the many green initiatives on campus. Friends of the St. Clair River Stewardship Director Kirsten Lyons said, “This is a great opportunity to learn about what’s going on with SC4’s green infrastructure projects like their rain gardens, permeable pavers, and green roof.”  Lyons went on to say that they will be showing off the bioswales and rain gardens, and they will share how their habitat stewardship work gets accomplished.