Inviting the community into our new space

If you have not caught up with us since we moved, we are excited to show you our new Headquarters for the Huron! As we continue to watch the impacts of climate change around the world and in our back yard, we know that protecting the Huron river is more important and more urgent every day. From education to advocacy—HRWC stands ready to meet the challenges that continue to arise. We invite you to join this important fight for clean water, which we are tackling from our new home, the Headquarters for the Huron.

A more sustainable footprint

We believe it is important to invest close to home by working with small businesses and local artists to create a low-impact and inspiring workspace. Located on First Street in Ann Arbor, our new location supports sustainable transportation. Our team members and our partners can walk, bike, or bus to work, decreasing our carbon footprint and creating a more inclusive gathering place.  Incorporating construction materials like cork flooring, glass tile, and reclaimed barn wood paneling also speaks to HRWC’s values for a sustainable future.

An onsite lab for analysis and education

For the first time in HRWC’s 58-year history, you can learn about water science in our onsite lab! With a microscopic view of bugs and water samples from the Huron, we are able to mentor anyone who is curious about the river and the environment, ensuring that we will have biologists, chemists, and water warriors who are dedicated to a healthy river for decades to come.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

HRWC staff and board are grateful for your support as we begin this new chapter. We were so happy to show you the new home that you helped us build at our River Givers Gathering and Community Open House in March.

If you weren’t able to join us at the open house, please stop by

—Wendy Palms

This blog post is also published in the Huron River Report, Spring 2023.