There are many new opportunities to protect the Huron River and clean water.

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Fighting Climate Change in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County will be launching an intensive three-month community engagement effort all throughout the county to inform its climate action plan to get both county municipal operations and the whole community to net zero by 2030 and 2035, respectively.  Keep you eyes open for opportunities to participate!

The county is hiring 9 Ambassadors (one from each county district) who will provide a direct point of contact between plan developers and residents and empower residents to take climate action in their homes and neighborhoods. Looking for a temporary, well-paid, highly impactful job this Winter?  Check it out here.

Friends of the Rouge

They are looking for a full-time Stewardship Director. Email cover letter, resume and references to by January 10, 2022

Green Oak Township is updating their Master Plan

Master plan-reviewing skills, activate!  Put what you learned at the Change Makers Boot Camp to use! Meeting is tonight, Dec. 16!

Pittsfield Township is Updating their Master Plan

Here is your chance to use those master plan-reviewing skills you learned at the Boot Camp! The Township held a forum on December 16, and there will be future opportunities for input.

Here is their web page about the master plan revision.

City of Chelsea has a vacancy!

Want to be a local elected official without doing all that running for office stuff?  Check it out!

Introduction to Lakes Online Course

Registration for the award-winning Michigan State University Extension Introduction to Lakes Online course is now open! This six-week online course runs January 25- March 16, 2022 and is designed for anyone interested in inland lakes, including lakefront property owners, recreational users and managers. Course topics include lake ecology, watershed management, shoreline protection, aquatic plants, Michigan water law, and community engagement. The course consists of pre-recorded video lectures, interactive activities, discussion forums, resources, and three live Ask-an-Expert webinars featuring experts from Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Registration is open now through January 21, 2022. The cost of the course is $115 per person. Register by January 3, 2022 for an early bird price of $95 per person.

A certificate of completion is awarded to those who complete the course and students receive a free, one-year membership to Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. Students can also receive continuing education credits including 16 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification credits.

Learn more and register on the Introduction to Lakes website at

Thank you!

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.