THE POWER OF PLANTS PLUS PEOPLE!
With the aim of inspiring you to enjoy and protect the Huron River, this year’s printed wall calendar celebrates the efforts of residents who use rain gardens to prevent water pollution, create habitat for pollinators and beautify the watershed! These gardens demonstrate the power of plants plus people to slow the flow of polluted runoff to our waterways.
Also, each month includes a profile of a plant species known for its ability to thrive in Southeast Michigan rain gardens. Their deep thirsty roots make them especially good at catching and soaking in runoff. You can try them in your landscape, even if you don’t have a rain garden. Learn more from HRWC about native plants and rain gardens!
As always, the calendar features stunning photography, stormwater pollution prevention tips and local clean water resources. It’s our hope that you will take part in creating a healthier river and watershed for the future.
Thank you to the Master Rain Gardeners for their support and participation in this year’s calendar.
How to get your calendar
Ann Arbor, Dexter and Green Oak Township has mailed the calendar to households in their communities.
These partners are distributing calendars at their customer service counters:
Ann Arbor Charter Township
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Barton Hills Village
City of Ann Arbor
City of Belleville
City of Brighton
City of Chelsea
City of Dexter
City of Ypsilanti
Eastern Michigan University
Green Oak Township
Huron Clinton Metroparks
Livingston County Drain Commissioner
Livingston County Road Commission
Pittsfield Charter Township
Superior Charter Township
University of Michigan, Environment, Health & Safety
VA Ann Arbor Health Care System
Village of Pinckney
Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
Washtenaw County Road Commission
Ypsilanti Charter Township
From HRWC by mail or appointment:
Contact Pam Labadie at email@example.com or (734) 519-0342, with your address to get one by mail OR to make an appointment to pick one up from HRWC. Our office is currently only open by appointment!
THANK YOU… to everyone who contributed to this calendar!
A special thank you to Rain Garden Program staff, Susan Bryan and Catie Wytychak from the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office for their expertise and help recruiting the featured gardeners.
The communities, organizations and individuals that support the calendar are committed to protecting water quality and securing our watershed as a permanent source of clean drinking water, natural beauty, and diverse recreational opportunities.
We’re grateful to each of them and to the following contributors:
Feature Photographers: Daniel A. Brown, Dee Dorsey, Lori Franzen, Michael Greenstein, Terence Hewitt, John Lloyd, Keith Matz
Rain Gardeners: Susan Beecher, Anita Daley, Dorothy Doss, Bridget Gruber, Roger Moon, Linda Prieskorn, Neha Shah, Brenna Stow, Tara Stow, Amy Szczepanski
Rain Gardens and Gardeners Photographer: Kari Paine
Graphic Design: Mary Christianson – Christianson Design
Copy Editing: Linda Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald Communications