Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC)


The Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC), a 501(c)(3) PublicIf You Live Here, You Live in a Watershed Charity, is a voluntary public watershed entity currently comprised of 35 municipal governments, 3 counties (Oakland, Wayne, and Washtenaw), 3 educational institutions (Henry Ford College, Schoolcraft College and University of Michigan-Dearborn) and the Wayne County Airport Authority as authorized by Part 312 (Watershed Alliances) of the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) as amended by Act No. 517, Public Acts of 2004.

The ARC was created to coordinate the water management responsibilities of the Rouge River watershed between it's member organizations.  Since inception, the ARC, has made worked diligently to improve the water quality within the watershed so that future generations can enjoy this great natural resource.

For More Information

Visit the Alliance of Rouge Communities for more information about our programs and upcoming events.

You can also visit the Friends of the Rouge for volunteering activities and additional information in partnership with the Alliance of Rouge Communities.

Business owners can learn how to protect water quality inside, outside and under your building. Visit for more information.

Upcoming Events

Visit the Friends of the Rouge website for more information on upcoming events.