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Sturgeon Festival – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
August 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Gratiot Light Station, Port Huron
Sunday, August 2nd is the night of August’s full moon – the Sturgeon Moon – and the center of our “new” Sturgeon Festival Full Moon Lighthouse Climb! With your support we’re proud to carry Sturgeon Festival forward this year. For eight years Sturgeon Festival has remained rooted in Great Lakes education and stewardship, so we hope you’ll support us at this new date and time.
This year Friends of the St. Clair River’s Sturgeon Festival features a full moon lighthouse climb, along with dozens of hands-on activities, booths, workshops, kids area, food, music and more! This new event will look different since we will not have sturgeon to release, but we hope you join us for a symbolic sturgeon release.
Our annual event gives you the chance to meet the fisheries biologists that know sturgeon best, and you can even adopt a real sturgeon scientists have tagged and are tracking in the wild.
Since 2012, our partner’s efforts are giving new life to this Gentle Giant in places like Flint, Toledo and Saginaw. Many investments in St. Clair River habitat restoration projects have helped turn the tide, not only for Lake Sturgeon, but other native fish too. At Sturgeon Festival, you’ll learn about it all!
Did you know fish 6′ long and 100 years old are swimming the Great Lakes? There are fewer lake sturgeon today because they’re a threatened species, but of the sturgeon still roaming the waters, most of them are in the St. Clair River.
We are committed to remaining a vital part of the community through habitat stewardship, environmental education and sturgeon outreach. We can do this work, in part, because Sturgeon Festival is our largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds of sales at the event our programs and services.
We are aware if the economic climate and health policies do not support large gatherings leading up August 2nd we will cancel the event. The impact of your presence and participation is critical to the families we serve, so we hope to see you! Thank you for stopping by to show the water – and Lake Sturgeon – some love!