There are many ways to improve the Huron River’s health. Our projects focus on restoring lost or damaged habitat, river flow, and vegetation near the shoreline.
Fish Habitat, Ypsilanti
To improve fish habitat, we felled 20 trees into the river, installed a 'rock vane,' and deepened the river bed. Fish have more places to hide from predators, lay eggs, and rest from the current.
Osprey Nesting Platforms, Ann Arbor
We installed nesting platforms in Furstenberg Park and South Pond for Ospreys, which are native birds of prey.
Woody Debris Management
Clearing a path for paddlers
HRWC’s trained volunteers manage river blockages and makes the river navigable.
Making Habitat for Wildlife
Our Woody Debris Corps recognizes the important role woody debris has in creating habitat for animals and insects. We balance the needs of paddlers with the needs of wildlife.
DAM REMOVAL AND COORDINATED FLOWS MANAGEMENT
Dam owners interested in removal of their dams need assistance with funding pre-removal technical studies. RiverUp! is providing a 1:1 match to pay for these critical studies that are not grant eligible. Dam owners commit to paying half of costs and a good faith effort to reach a decision on removal. Go here for more information about HRWC’s Dams and Impoundments program
PENINSULAR PARK VEGETATION INVENTORY, YPSILANTI
How can this riverside park effectively add programming to encourage use? How can the vegetation in the park be managed for better diversity? This inventory and report provides answers.