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Middle Huron Stormwater Advisory Group

raccoon in storm drain

Raccoons and other wildlife have taken residence in storm drains and are contributing pollutants

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

Next Meeting

When:  October 7, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Where: TBD

Past Meeting Agendas

July 10, 2013

December 5, 2012

September 18, 2012

April 30, 2012 

Stormwater Management Documents

2013 Progress Report Template

Progress Report instructions

Appendix A – meeting materials

Appendix B – PEP Survey Report

2013 Permit Application

The SAG developed the following documents for submittal of NPDES permit applications that were due April 1, 2013:

Previous Documents

Under the 2008 Watershed Permit, the SAG submitted the following watershed documents:

TMDL Implementation Plans

Following are the final TMDL Implementation Plans that were submitted to Michigan DEQ on October 31, 2011.

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.

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.

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 by the Washtenaw SAG, the Livingston Watershed Advisory Group and other communities.

2010 Annual ReportFor 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)

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:




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