Our upmost priority is the safety and health of our program participants, volunteers, staff and community and we support efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

HRWC is committed to our mission, advancing our programs and minimizing the impacts of COVID-19. At this time our staff is working from the office and from home, alternating days in the office to minimize contact.

Please be aware that effective March 12, 2020 the NEW Center, where our offices reside, has closed the building to public meetings and the doors are locked 24-hours a day. HRWC visitors need to make specific arrangements with HRWC staff for entry.

To report spills, releases, or other environmental emergencies, please contact the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Pollution Emergency Alert System (PEAS) hotline: 800-292-4706.

To report a hazardous spill, call 9-1-1.

If your matter is not an emergency but you just have a question or are seeking information about EGLE programs, regulations, reporting requirements, reportable quantities, etc. please call the EGLE Environmental Assistance Center: 800-662-9278.

Changes to HRWC Programming

HRWC may change the format of some programming to ensure social distancing and the safety of volunteers, donors, staff and others.

HRWC will continue to follow recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that are designed to help prevent the spread of the virus. We will look to the Washtenaw County Health Department for information and guidance, and we will adhere to all temporary policies and measures implemented by the NEW Center in Ann Arbor, where HRWC offices are located and many of our programs are held.

If you have questions or concerns please reach out to us. Know that HRWC staff remain committed to our mission and are in a good position to advance our programs and projects under these new circumstances.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Paddling Safety During COVID-19

Find helpful tips for paddling safely during the pandemic on our Huron River Water Trail site:

Paddling safely during COVID-19