Each year the WRC sponsors and participates in a number of environmental and watershed-related educational programs and events. Highlighted below are some of these events. For additional information, contact the WRC at 248-858-0958.
2018 Kids' Clean Water Calendar Contest
Entries will be accepted September 5th - October 6th, 2017
Open to 4th and 5th graders within Oakland County
Contest details and entry form is available here!
5th Annual Stormwater Summit
Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University
Registration information coming soon!
Art-Fish-Fun Brings Hundreds Out
For the fourth year in a row, the Water Resources Commission staff, the Art Experience and the City of Pontiac joined volunteers from Pure Oakland Water, along with many sponsors and local agencies to host the annual Art-Fish-Fun Festival. This year’s free family fun event held in Pontiac’s Beaudette Park, doubled in size with record attendance reported. Hundreds of kids and families learned about conservation, wildlife and fish, as well as water-related environmental issues. More than 40 arts and educational activities were provided. The free picnic and the opportunity to fish with Commissioner Jim Nash was well received. He provided free bait and helped many first-timers cast their fishing reels. County residents from Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Southfield, Waterford and many of the surrounding communities found enjoyment at the June 10th event, which highlighted “River Day” by giving free t-shirts away. Mark your calendars for the 2018 Art Fish Fun Festival scheduled for June 9, 2018.
Supported by the Pontiac Arts Commission and the Clinton River Watershed Council, in collaboration with numerous businesses, arts and nonprofit organizations. We appreciate the outstanding work of event organizers each year and we thank them for making the free Art-Fish-Fun Festival a reality.
Please click here to read the article about the event in the Oakland County Times.
To see the Public Service Announcement - please click here.
Water Resources Commissioner Returns Bill Payment Location to Pontiac City Hall
On May 18, 2017, a special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to announce the new payment drop-off location in Pontiac's City Hall. Many City of Pontiac officials joined Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash for the event. Pictured (left to right) are City Councilman Kermit Williams, Council President Patrice Waterman, Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Mayor Deirdre Waterman, Council President Pro Tem Mary Pietila, Oakland County Commissioner David E.S. Bowman and Councilwoman Dr. Doris Taylor-Burks standing in front of the WRC/City of Pontiac Water Payment Drop-off Box.
Spring Into Science Event at Cranbrook
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash greeted Adam and Zoe Herkowitz at the Cranbrook Institute of Science at the annual “Spring Into Science” event held in Bloomfield Hills.They attended the event with their father, Randy Herkowitz of Huntington Woods, who is not pictured.
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash speaks with
Royal Oak resident, Rosalyn Bloom, and her family at the annual “Spring Into Science” event at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Oakland County Water Resources Community Liaison, Craig Covey, addresses parents and students at the annual “Spring Into Science” event at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.