There are many new opportunities to protect the Huron River and clean water.
HRWC is hiring!
HRWC is upping our own “Change Makers” game! We are hiring a Government Relations Director who will coordinate and augment HRWC’s current local and state government policy work. The director will serve as a resource for local governments and advocate for river-friendly zoning, master planning, and ordinance development.
The position is open now. Application review will begin July 16.
If you know of anyone who would be interested and would make a great addition to our team, share this with them! Learn more about the position opening here.
Learn about wetlands on your property and how your municipality can protect them
The Stewardship Network is offering another in their series of workshops about wetlands. The next one, on July 15, 10am – 1pm, will get you in wetlands to learn about their ecology, so bring you “mud clothes”.
You can watch/listen to past workshops here. Topics include wetland stewardship, wetland management for reptiles and amphibians, and, our favorite topics, tools for local government wetland protection.
Represent your community on HRWC’s board
Calling all Change Makers from Wayne County, Barton Hills, Belleville, Brighton, Rockwood, Walled Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake, or Genoa, Van Buren, or White Lake townships. You can represent your community on HRWC’s Board of Directors and help advance our mission!
The “Council” part of HRWC is made up of local governments that have land within the watershed and are members of HRWC. A representative appointed by the local government attends quarterly board meetings, annual meetings, and otherwise act as a liaison between their municipality and HRWC.
HRWC provides water resource information and research services to member governments. We can help with water quality issues, land use, groundwater, hydrology, lake management, wetland protection, stormwater management and other related topics. HRWC staff also review and comment on activities likely to affect water resources and advise member governments on lake and river management.
Contact our Executive Director, Rebecca Esselman, at (734) 769-5123 or email her to inquire about how to become a board member.
Are YOU ready for renewables?
The Inflation Reduction Act instituted a host of financial incentives including tax credits, discounts and rebates for home and vehicle updates for the green energy transition. The White House’s Clean Energy for All website offers a clear, straightforward guide on what’s available if you want to install rooftop solar, make your home and appliances more energy efficient, replace your air conditioner or furnace, or buy an electric vehicle. Rewiring America has a very easy-to-use Calculator you can use to find out what discounts, rebates, or tax credits your household can get based household income and zip code. Here’s what it told me:
An assignment for all Change Makers!
As you all know, local governments are required to update their master plans every five (5) years. Some time ago, we created this spreadsheet that lists every local government, the date of their current plan, and the date they should start (or should have started) revising and updating it.
Please take a look at the spreadsheet, find your community’s master plan, and update the years we have in the spreadsheet. You can email me, Kris, any needed updates you identify.
Kris and Jason
Change Makers provide a voice for the Huron River and its watershed by becoming involved in their local governments to encourage water protection.