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ABYA - Anchor Bay Yachting Association

ABYA River Day Picnic at the Pride of Michigan Dock

THE ANCHOR BAY YACHTING ASSOCIATION (ABYA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1967. Our infrastructure is primarily located in the South East corner of the Great State of Michigan, in the Anchor Bay Region of Lake St. Clair, between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. 

Their primary goals are to educate the boating community by encouraging clean and safe boating on our lakes, and to promote safety, charity, camaraderie and fellowship within our 32 member clubs.

The ABYA also represents over 7,000 individual members. During our monthly club sponsored meetings, we strive to discuss legitimate concerns related to boating, provide updates on pending legislation, and listen to guest speakers talk about a variety of boating related topics.

Each year ABYA sponsors River Day – A Lake St. Clair Clean Boating Celebration At The Pride of Michigan Dock.  Each year More than 30 events are planned across the Clinton River watershed, from fishing derbies, kids' crafts and fly fishing lessons to nature hikes, park clean-ups and other stewardship projects, River Day is all about protecting, enhancing and celebrating our local waterways! Community support and stewardship of clean water and a healthy Clinton River and Lake St. Clair for all of our members and boaters that use the waterway.  

 click here for the ABYA website

ABYA invites you
to browse their website and discover what the Anchor Bay Yachting Association has to offer.  You are also encouraged to browse the websites of our Associated Clubs and see that the possibilities are endless within the boating community of South Eastern Michigan.

Feel free to subscribe to our e-mail list via the link below to receive periodic updates regarding ABYA related events and postings. 
You may e-mail us directly to subscribe to our e-mail list at ...
Anchor Bay Yachting Association

Write to ABYA at
P.O. Box 46426 
Mt. Clemens, MI  48046-6426

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Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC)


The Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair. You will find a calender of events, programs, services, a recreation and resource guide on their web site. In addition there are employment and volunteer opportunities. There is an  explanation of what a watershed is and area geological and Native American histories. 

Some of their annual events are the Fall Fundraiser, Clinton River Clean Up, River Day, Clinton River Dinner Cruise, Seasonal River Walks, and the Lake St. Clair Clean Boating Campaign.
You never know what you'll find at the Cleanup but, you sure don't want your boat to hit it!

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The Clinton River Watershed Council provides programs and services in the areas of watershed management and stormwater education, including our well-known Stream Leaders, Adopt-A-Stream, Southeast Michigan Phase II Stormwater Information Clearinghouse, and Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project (CRCCP) programs.

The council was formed in 1972 as an association of local governments. For more than 30 years, CRWC has served to coordinate the efforts of local governments, businesses, community groups and individuals in improving water quality, promoting innovative watershed management techniques, and celebrating the river as a natural and recreational resource.

In 1994, the council reorganized as a non-profit organization, which allows CRWC to obtain funding from grants and private donors. Today, we are supported by local and county government membership dues, business sponsorships, state, federal and private grants, and individual contributions.