Check out these new Change Maker opportunities to protect the Huron River and its watershed.

Washtenaw County Change Makers

Thank you to all Change Makers who contacted the county board of commissioners to urge funding for implementation of its Resilient Washtenaw Climate Action Plan.

Thanks to a flood of comments from county residents, the commissioners approved funding of 2 new positions to staff plan implementation.

Please share this Resiliency Officer position announcement to anyone who may be interested.

State Legislation Passes Strong Climate and Clean Energy Bills

In another win thanks to citizen activism, the Healthy Climate bills described in the Fall Change Maker Update passed the Michigan legislature, and Governor Whitmer signed the bills into law on November 28.

Photo of HRWC team Daniel Brown, Rebecca Esselman, Kris Olsson and David Lossing with Governor Gretchen Whitmer
HRWC staff celebrate the signing of the Clean Energy and Jobs Act with Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Detroit on November 28, 2023. The new law is a win for tackling climate change in Michigan.

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. Each local government gets a representative who is appointed by their local government. These representatives attend 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.

Superior Master Plan

Superior Township Change Makers! The Township’s draft Master Plan is out for review. Get out your Change Makers master plan worksheets and enter your comments here.

You can also join us at the next Fleming Creek Advisory Council meeting February 1 at 10:30 at HRWC’s office, where we will be discussing the plan.

Livingston Master Plan

Livingston Change Makers! The County is looking for input for their 2025 draft Master Plan. Tell them your vision for the County and take their community survey.

Spring Tree Sale 2024

A special tree sale discount for HRWC friends

Get 25% off select tree species through Washtenaw County and Oakland County spring tree sales.  More here.

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.