DTE Energy Foundation's Community Waterfests! Program

DTE Energy Foundation

The program offers an opportunity for communities around the state to develop water festivals to educate the public about protecting their local watershed and the Great Lakes. Institute of Science staff help communities to design and organize water festivals with local partners. Funding is also available to cover costs associated with the first year's festival.

Waterfests! are a dynamic community-based tool to teach and inspire the current and next generation how to care for their local environment and beyond. They help to build and stregnthen partnerships in the water management, education and environmental community.

Waterfests! partners include:

  • Drain and Water Resource Commissioners
  • Municipalities
  • School Districts
  • Colleges
  • Botanical Gardens, Museums and Nature Centers

We have a decade of experience in executing water festivals to share with your organization. For more information on how to develop a custom water festival in your community, please contact:

Lisa Appel
Coordinator of Watershed Education
lappel@cranbrook.edu
Ph: (248) 645.3223


Check out our water festivals supported by the DTE Energy Foundation Community Water Fest Program.  

Detroit River Waterfestival