Welcome to the first of our regular updates to HRWC’s Change Makers.

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.

Monthly update imageThanks to the Americana Foundation, HRWC has funding for another year to continue our program!
We will be able to conduct 2 more introductory “Boot Camps,” *and* 2 more in depth “Advanced Trainings” about topics chosen by *you*, our Change Makers!  We have also set up a webpage with resources to help you:

  • fill out the worksheets in the Land Use for a Healthy Watershed workbook
  • learn about issues as they come up and actions you can take:
  • comment on land use  issues in your community
  • become a planning commissionerpeople meeting around a table
  • get elected to your local board
  • otherwise influence your local government for the Huron

For now:

  • Let us know if there are any particular topics about local governments and water quality you would like us to focus on for our “Advanced Trainings”
  • Spread the word to your friends and colleagues about our upcoming workshops!!
  • Actions happening now:
    • Change Makers in Livingston County can get involved in the counties Master Plan Revision: see our Action Alert on the Change Makers web site!
    • Ypsilanti Township and the City of Dexter  are also revising their master plans.  Change Makers there have a chance to get involved!
      • Ypsilanti Township is holding a series of workshops October 16-19
      • Dexter is holding a workshop October 29 at the Dexter Library 7 – 8:30 pm.

Thank you!

Kris and Jason
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