Education and Stewardship

Elementary and Secondary School Programs

K-12 Education Program HRWC offers stream-side and in-school programming to engage students in learning about water quality and protecting the watershed. Hands-on, small group activities teach water quality testing and issues that impact our streams. Students learn specific actions that families may take to protect the Huron.
Water Quality Data Portal for Schools Whether students collect data with HRWC or independently, they can share and track the data collected in our school water quality data portal. Students or teachers can input data, view, and download data.

Public Education and Stewardship Projects and Programs

Biological and Habitat Monitoring volunteers work together to help our researchers collect river creatures, identify those river creatures, take water samples, and assess stream habitat.
Honey Creek To reduce bacteria contamination in Honey Creek, we are working with residents in the area to address septic tank and pet waste issues. This project includes an evaluation process to determine success.
Michigan Clean Water Corps MiCorps is a statewide program administered by HRWC and several partners.   Through MiCorps, HRWC trains and assists individuals and organizations in taking scientific measurements of streams and lakes using standardized methods.
Swift Run: Growing Green HRWC is assessing the health of the Swift Run creek and then bringing “grow green” techniques to parks, streets, and residential properties in partnership with residents, the City of Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw County. The project will end with another assessment of the creek to determine project impacts.
Water Quality Monitoring This program is conducted for the partners in the Middle Huron Initiative (MHI) and Livingston Watershed Advisory Group (WAG). Volunteers collect water samples and take flow measurements in order to determine phosphorus concentrations and loads.
Woody Debris Clearing Woody debris in creeks and rivers is essential habitat for bugs and animals. However it sometimes impedes recreational uses and can pose hazards for other human uses. Balancing these needs when removing log jams and snags is critical.

 




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