Keepers of the Shiawassee

The Keepers of the Shiawassee, Inc. (established in 2009), are a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer group, located in southern Genesee County, Michigan.The Keepers are advocates of the Shiawassee River, the Shiawassee River Trail Coalition, and the communities the River flows through. We sponsor paddling opportunities, organize/perform cleanups, conduct aquatic macroinvertebrate water monitoring, install signage, educate, help to maintain and create canoe/kayak launches, march in local parades, and much more. Each year, we participate in many community events in the Linden/Fenton area and beyond.

We welcome new members – come join us!

Our Mission:

To engage people to enjoy and preserve the Shiawassee River and the communities along its course.

Our Purpose:

To promote and facilitate appreciation, preservation and access of the Shiawassee River as a valuable natural recreational resource.

Includes and not limited to:

  • Encourage environmental stewardship through preservation, responsible use, maintenance, restoration, water monitoring and testing
  • Identify invasive species and pollution sources
  • Provide educational opportunities through various media resources, community activities/events and programs
  • Improve access to the Shiawassee River with new and/or improved launches and related enhancements
  • Support and promote the Shiawassee River as a designated U.S. National Park Service “National Water Trail”, a State of Michigan “State Water Trail” and formerly recognized as the “Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail”. 


Support the Keepers of the Shiawassee, Inc by joining and paying annual dues. Also check out our volunteer opportunities!

Report a Problem

Is a tree down and causing problem? Did someone dump a large amount of trash in the river? Let us know!

Upcoming Events

Our organization is busy! Check out our events page to see what’s happening with Keepers of the Shiawassee.