Welcome to another update to HRWC’s Change Makers.
Level up Your Knowledge
MSU Extension’s Water School is coming to the NEW Center! HRWC will be co-hosting the 2-day course, May 13 – 14, at the NEW Center. Experts from Michigan State University Extension will delve deep into all the topics we only have time to touch upon at the Boot Camp. Very generous scholarships are available! REGISTER by May 3.
Raise Your Voice to Give Feedback on Master Plans in These Areas
Salem Township has just published their draft revised master plan. If you are a resident, take a look and use the worksheets provided in Land Use for a Healthy Watershed to submit your comments. You can see HRWC’s comments in Resources on our Change Makers page.
Northfield Township has just published their draft revised master plan. If you are a resident, take a look and use the worksheets provided in Land Use for a Healthy Watershed to submit your comments. You can see HRWC’s comments in Resources on our Change Makers page.
Give Feedback to Ypsilanti about the Peninsular Dam Removal
The City of Ypsilanti approached HRWC last year to discuss options for repairing the dam or removing it. The city is now taking feedback from residents about whether to remove the dam, restore the river, and revitalize Pen Park, or to repair the dam. Get more details and if you live in Ypsilanti, give your feedback.
Give Your Community Tools to Promote Recreation and Investment
Is your community interested in leveraging outdoor recreation to bring investment and people to Main Street? EPA’s Office of Community Revitalization, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Northern Border Regional Commission are offering planning assistance through the new Recreation Economy for Rural Communities program. Partner communities will work with a planning team to foster environmentally friendly community development and Main Street revitalization through the sustainable use of forests or other natural resources. The application deadline is May 31, 2019. Learn more about the program and get the application form HERE.
Please let us know when you submit feedback on any of these issues to your local government. Let us know how it went!
Kris and Jason
Change Makers are residents who have chosen to become a voice for the Huron River and its watershed by becoming involved in their local governments to encourage watershed-friendly land use planning and practices.