Welcome to another update to HRWC’s Change Makers.

Level up Your Knowledge

Advanced Change Makers Session coming up, April 16: “How to Get Elected.” In this session local election campaign expert Alex Yerkey will conduct a two-hour training that will cover everything you need to know to get elected to your local government’s Board of Trustees, Village or City Council, or  County Commission. This session is primarily for individuals who have gone through HRWC’s Change Makers Boot Camp, but is open to all. Register here

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!

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 on our Change Makers page in the list of Resources.

There is still time to give your feedback on the draft master plans for the cities of Wixom and Dexter, and Northfield, Hamburg, and Ypsilanti townships.

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 it.  Click here for more details and if you live in Ypsilanti, give your feedback.

Please let us know when you submit feedback on any of these issues to your local government.  Let us know how it went!

Thank you!

Kris and Jason

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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.