This page is for use by representatives of the Middle Huron Stormwater Advisory Group (SAG). The SAG is a watershed-based group of local municipalities and agencies within the middle section of the Huron River Watershed. This section lies mostly within Washtenaw County, extending from Portage Lake downstream to the French Landing Dam, which forms Belleville Lake. The SAG works to coordinate and implement best management practices to improve the quality and regulate volume from stormwater. Current SAG members include:
- Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
- Washtenaw County Road Commission
- Village of Dexter
- City of Ann Arbor
- Pittsfield Township
- City of Ypsilanti
- Ypsilanti Township
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ann Arbor Public Schools
This page contains links to the following:
- Upcoming and past meeting agendas
- Regulatory documents and other submittals
- Other group products
Past Meeting Agendas
Stormwater Management Documents
The SAG is working to develop the following documents for submittal of NPDES permit applications due April 1, 2013:
- Public Participation Plan
- Collaborative Public Education Plan (PEP) and PEP Table
- Illicit Discharge Elimination Program MOU
- TMDL Implementation Statement
- Other shared procedures contributed by members
Under the 2008 Watershed Permit, the SAG submitted the following watershed documents:
- The Public Participation Plan (pdf) July 30, 2010
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Initiative (SWPPI) documents
- The SWPPI_template (doc). January 29, 2010
- SWPPI Activity Tables for Huron and non-Huron areas (xls) January 28, 2010
- An Alternative TMDL Plan (pdf) March 15, 2010
- TMDL Plan Appendices (pdf, 3.3 MB) January 29, 2010
- Public Education Plan (PEP) (doc) June 11, 2010
- PEP Activity Table (xls) June 11, 2010
- The Watershed Management Plan for the Middle Huron can be downloaded (#7 on the linked page) and reviewed. Public comments are accepted anytime (send to Ric Lawson), and a review workshop will be scheduled soon.
TMDL Implementation Plans
Following are the final TMDL Implementation Plans that were submitted to Michigan DEQ on October 31, 2011.
- Malletts Creek – Biota
- Swift Run – Biota
- Ford and Belleville Lakes – Phosphorus
- Huron River (Argo to Geddes) – Bacteria
Water Quality Monitoring
Water quality sampling has been conducted in the Middle Huron River Watershed since 2002. The most recent comprehensive report and data summary presentation is below:
Public Education Materials
Contact: Pam Labadie, (734) 769-5123 x 602, HRWC Marketing Director, for info on HRWC’s I&E Program or any of the materials identified below.
Scoop Poop In March Materials — For use by SAG members.
- Scoop Poop Tip Card (pdf)
- Scoop Poop Poster (pdf)
- Pet Waste Fact Sheet (pdf)
- Ann Arbor Observer Ad, March 1/4 page (pdf)
- Additional Ads and Web Graphics (pdf)
- H2O Heroes Scoop Poop Webpage (link)
Newsletter Inserts — For use by SAG members. One-page (8.5 x 11″) seasonal newsletter articles on NPS prevention or watershed education topics for community newsletters, websites, and email alerts.
Advertisements — Placed seasonally in local print and online publications such as the Ann Arbor Observer, Ann Arbor Journal, Ann Arbor Observer, Ypsilanti Courier, Dexter Leader and Chelsea Standard. Ad topics correspond to the monthly tip or message in the 2012 Watershed Community Calendar and are available in custom sizes and formats upon request.
- January/Tap Into Savings/Water Conservation (pdf)
- February/Report Jerks/Illegal Dumping (pdf)
- March/Scoop Poop/Pet Waste (pdf)
- April/Use Only Phosphorus-Free/Fertilizer (pdf)
- May/Plant Michiganders/Native Plants, Rain Barrels (pdf)
- June/Know Toxics/Home Toxics Disposal (pdf)
- July/Do It On The Grass/Pet Waste (pdf)
- August/Sprinkle When the Sun Don’t Shine/Water Conservation (pdf)
- September/Watch Runoff/General Stormdrain Awareness (pdf)
- October/Mulch More/Fall Leaf Disposal (pdf)
- November/Don’t Flush/Prescription Disposal (pdf)
- December/Salt Less/River Friendly Snow Removal (pdf)
H2O Heroes Web Page, www.hrwc.org/h2oheroes – The main entry for HRWC’s pages with homeowner tips and tools on the following topics: Capture Rain Water at Home, Save Water Save Energy, Prevent Water Pollution.
Watershed Community Calendar — The stormwater pollution prevention calendar produced bi-annually by the SAG and other communities. 5 MB Low Res Screen Version (pdf), Calendar Facts (docx); Calendar Distribution (docx).
2010 Annual Report — For use by SAG members. Details of public outreach activities including production and distribution of printed materials, placement of print and online ads, participation in local events or festivals, and other marketing efforts.
Adopt-A-Stormdrain Program Web Page, www.hrwc.org/adoptastormdrain — Public website and program materials (scheduled for Fall 2012 launch).
Watershed Community Survey Page – the November 2012 Report of survey results and appendices.
Other Public Education Resources (from other stormwater management programs)
- Stormwater Training for Restaurant Employees, a flash video from Project Clean Water, San Diego, CA.
Ford Lake Natural Shoreline Demonstration Project
A project has been approved by the SAG to restore a small section of Ford Lake shoreline to illustrate stormwater-friendly bioengineering techniques for shoreline protection. The project is being implemented in partnership with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership. Site installation took place on May 3, 2010. Below are project summary documents: