Huron River Watershed Council http://wemu.org en Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-environmentally-responsible-boating <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: monospace;">Boaters Can Take Responsibility for Mitigation of Environmental Harm</span></strong></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158002096&amp;color=00cc11&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:56:04 +0000 David Fair 48503 at http://wemu.org Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating State Of The Huron Conference Thursday http://wemu.org/post/state-huron-conference-thursday <p>As the Huron River Watershed Council prepares to open its State of the Huron Conference Thursday, the watershed is enjoying generally healthy conditions.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:42:28 +0000 Bob Eccles 44841 at http://wemu.org State Of The Huron Conference Thursday Issues of the Environment: The Impact of Road Salt in the Huron River Watershed http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-impact-road-salt-huron-river-watershed <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141534778&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><span style="font-family: monospace;">Overview</span></strong></p><ul><li><span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Washtenaw<span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;"> County Road Commission reports laying down 50% more road salt this winter than last year and using twice as much as in 2012.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">Although thus far no ill effects from salt in Huron River watershed have been detected, road salt has a number of environmentally destructive effects impacting water, soil, wildlife, and public health, and if extreme winter weather conditions become the norm the effects could escalate.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-family: monospace;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">Ric Lawson, Watershed Planner for the Huron River Watershed Council, implements watershed plans in Washtenaw County and monitors water quality for salt and other sediments in our waterways.</span></span></span></li></ul><p><br style="font-family: monospace;" /> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:27:57 +0000 David Fair 43407 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: The Impact of Road Salt in the Huron River Watershed Laura Rubin Honored As 2013 River Hero [With Video] http://wemu.org/post/laura-rubin-honored-2013-river-hero-video <p>Huron River Watershed Council <a href="http://www.hrwc.org/author/laurarubin/">Executive Director Laura Rubin </a>has been named a 2013 River Hero by the River Network.&nbsp;</p><p>Rubin says she's thrilled by the honor, and proud of the work the Huron River Watershed Council has done over her 15-year tenure as Executive Director.&nbsp;</p><p>She points to programs like Adopt-A-Stream, the Bioreserve Project and the council's stormwater and pollution management work as highlights.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:46:52 +0000 Bob Eccles 32263 at http://wemu.org Laura Rubin Honored As 2013 River Hero [With Video] The Green Room: Volunteers Help Preserve Balance and Quality in Area Waterways http://wemu.org/post/green-room-volunteers-help-preserve-balance-and-quality-area-waterways <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Clean Water sustains life. And, clean water is dependent on a healthy watershed. Measuring the health of these watersheds is not just the job of scientists, As Barbara Lucas discovers in this months installment of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;"The Green Room",&nbsp; it also takes a virtual army of citizen volunteers. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:44:13 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 30168 at http://wemu.org The Green Room: Volunteers Help Preserve Balance and Quality in Area Waterways Huron River Watershed Council Holds Resident Conversations http://wemu.org/post/huron-river-watershed-council-holds-resident-conversations <p>The Huron River Watershed Council is embarking on a series of "resident conversations" to hear concerns and answer questions from those who live along the water's edge.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles interviewed HRWC Executive Director Laura Rubin about the effort.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:17:26 +0000 Bob Eccles 30095 at http://wemu.org Huron River Watershed Council Holds Resident Conversations Issues of the Environment: Oil Pipeline in Washtenaw http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-oil-pipeline-washtenaw <p>Hidden dangers posed by underground oil pipelines could threaten the Huron River.&nbsp; Laura Rubin is Executive Director of the Huron River Watershed Council, and she's our guest on this week's Issues of Environment from WEMU.</p><p></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 13:10:33 +0000 David Fair 28782 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Oil Pipeline in Washtenaw Water Quality Monitoring In Huron River Watershed http://wemu.org/post/water-quality-monitoring-huron-river-watershed <p>WEMU's Bob Eccles speaks with Watershed Planner Ric Lawson about results of the Huron River Watershed Council's 2012 water quality monitoring.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:20:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 25534 at http://wemu.org Water Quality Monitoring In Huron River Watershed Ypsilanti River Cleanup Set for Sunday http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-river-cleanup-set-sunday <p>Volunteers will converge on the Huron River in Ypsilanti Sunday for a yearly cleanup effort.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:37:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 19456 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti River Cleanup Set for Sunday WEMU's 1st Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/wemus-1st-friday-focus-environment <p>This month marks the one-year anniversary of&nbsp; &quot;River Up!&quot;&nbsp; It&#39;s a community movement to embrace and celebrate the assets of the Huron River for the benefit of local economies and residents. In this installment of&nbsp; 1st Friday,&nbsp; WEMU&#39;s David Fair, Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak and Huron River Watershed Council Deputy Director Elizabeth Riggs, discuss &quot;River Up!&quot;</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:58:19 +0000 David Fair 17423 at http://wemu.org