It’s the water, so raise your glass to the Huron River!

HRWC wishes to thank our generous Presenting Sponsor KeyBank of Ann Arbor. This year’s event was made memorable by the weather, and the good people who gathered under the tent and the lights to have a good old time anyway!

A very special thank you to McFarland’s Tree Service of Ann Arbor for the beautiful job lighting the tent, and to A1 Rental for getting the tent up the day before. Our first tent at Suds, but not our last.

Thanks to Janis Bobrin Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner for sponsoring the water-tasting table, and the City of Ann Arbor, Dexter Township and City of Chelsea for participating. Thanks also to Excelda Manufacturing and Gerri Barr for their support of  Suds and HRWC programs throughout the year.

Thanks to our hosts Bill and Mary Kinley, for opening up their beautiful  home on the river in Dexter, and thanks to Ron Sell for the canoe rides,  Colton Bay and AATU for the fly fishing demonstrations, and thanks to the entertaining quartet, duck! from the Saline Fiddlers.

We thank the  microbreweries of the Huron River Watershed; ARBOR BREWING, BLUE TRACTOR, GRIZZLY PEAK, JOLLY PUMPKIN ARTISAN ALES, and WOLVERINE BEER. We believe these award winning brews are so good because they are made with water from the Huron River,  the cleanest river in Southeast Michigan, its water clear enough to see the pebbles of the riverbed.

And a very special thanks to the watershed’s most popular restaurants including Afternoon Delight, Anthony’s Gourmet Pizza, Cafe Habana, Common Grill, Jerusalem Garden, Morgan & York, No Thai!, Pacific Rim, People’s Food Co-op, Terry B’s, Tios, Tuptim Thai Cuisine,  and Whole Foods Market. And thanks to newcomers Tracklements Smokery in Kerrytown, Katherine’s Catering, Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery, Silvio’s Organic Pizza, Decadent Delight, Prickly Pear, Mac’s Arcadian Seafood Shack, Cupcake Station,  and Back Alley Gourmet. This year the food was most outstanding.

Please support these local establishments as they support our local river protection work.

Sep 16, 2010 Scenes from Huron River Watershed Council’s annual fundraiser:

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