why.

Clean, safe drinking water. Beautiful landscapes. Healthy wildlife. Inviting places to swim, fish, paddle, and enjoy nature. Vibrant communities for residents, businesses, and farms. A legacy for future generations.

CLEAN WATER

The watershed covers 908 square miles of land and is home to more than 650,000 people in seven counties. The river supplies 85% of Ann Arbor’s drinking water.

RECREATION

More than 2.3 million people paddle and swim in the river and its watershed lakes each year. The Huron is 125 miles long, is fed by 24 tributary creeks, and flows into Lake Erie south of Detroit.

CONNECTING LAND TO WATER

Protecting local land protects local water. The floodplains, wetlands, and natural areas of a watershed store and filter polluted runoff from rainwater and melting snow.

you.

You can protect the Huron River! HRWC has been providing education, technical assistance, and science programs to our watershed community since 1965. We are a nationally recognized watershed council for our innovative leadership in river protection. The key to our success is the people who support our work. People like you.

Donate

Please become a member, include us in your will, or donate to give a gift for a loved one. There are many ways to support our work.

WAYS TO DONATE

Volunteer

Come out and play with us! We are serious about gathering data, we also like to have fun with like-minded folks. There are many ways to help out throughout the year with activities for all ages.

VOLUNTEER NOW

Take Action

From apartment dwellers to homeowners to building managers, we’ve got tips for you. Stop in and try just one action on our list. It’s a great way to start and everyone will benefit.

MAKE A DIFFRENCE
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