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Happy New Year! 2012 has provided HRWC with gifts of wonderful opportunities and accomplishments benefiting the Huron River and our watershed community. Thank you for continuing to support HRWC’s mission to protect and restore the Huron.

Sneak Preview of River Map Book. HRWC is producing a Paddler's Companion
Paddler's Companion Cover
for the Huron River Water Trail. Get an advanced look at the cover and a few inside pages before it debuts on March 2 at the Quiet Water Symposium. More.

Re-use Your 2012 Watershed Calendar for 2013. Make those beautiful photos last a little longer. This post includes a link to 2013 insert pages for a DIY calendar project. More.

Seminar Answers Critical Questions for Dam Owners. Highlights from a recent workshop hosted by HRWC and the Spicer Group on topics including dam regulation, management, inspection, maintenance and removal. More.

News to Us (December 18). Links to the following news stories:
Round goby, an invasive fish, appears to be making way up Rouge River in southeast Michigan; Former Ypsilanti landfill could be site of $4M DTE Energy solar project; Hiking in nature increases creativity; 10 Great Sustainability Books to Give as Gifts. More.

Seek the Solace in Nature. HRWC's Deputy Director Elizabeth Riggs shares "The Peace of Wild Things" and reminds us of nature's ability to provide solace in times of despair. More.

The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region. A new report includes HRWC's Climate Resilient Communities and Saving Water Saves Energy projects among case studies of pioneering efforts to adapt to climate change. More. 

Salt Less
TIPS FOR WINTER DEICING. Help keep rivers healthy in the winter. Shovel snow and ice early and often to limit your use of sand, salt, and deicing chemicals. When safety requires it, try an alternative to salt. Deicers, such as magnesium chloride, have fewer adverse environmental impacts and are not as corrosive. Check labels to choose a deicer that fits your conditions and apply it early and sparingly. MORE.


Winter Stonefly Search. Saturday, January 26, 2013. Mark your calendars for
Winter Stonefly Search
our annual hunt for one of the watershed's most sensitive river bugs. Stoneflies grow, feed, and find their mates in the coldest months when most fish are too sluggish to eat them. Register for a team by January 22.

Become a Master Rain Gardener! Rain garden instruction, offered by the Office of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, begins this month and meets Wednesdays 9:30am-12:30pm January 16 through February 13. More.

HRWC Board Meeting. Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7pm, HRWC Offices at the NEW Center, 1100 North Main Street, Ann Arbor. Contact: Laura Rubin.

Save Saturday March 2 for the 18th Annual Quiet Water Symposium. Visit with HRWC and the Huron River Water Trail at this annual event where those who share a love of outdoor, non-motorized recreation come together for talks and exhibitions on the great outdoors, equipment, resource concerns and opportunities to participate. The Pavilion for Livestock and Agriculture Education, Lansing (Farm Lane, south of Mt Hope). Admission: Adults $10.00 Students (with ID) $5.00, under 12 Free.

HRWC Annual Report Available Online

"A vibrant Huron River giving shape to our communities" HRWC's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 is now available for your online viewing. If you would like us to print and mail a copy to you, please contact Margaret Smith,, (734)769-5123 x 605.


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