Volunteer Impact: Thirty Years of Bugs and Citizen Science

Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is celebrating 30 years of River Roundups, our macroinvertebrate monitoring program! In 1992, a group of pioneering staff and volunteers first stuck their nets into flowing water and dumped debris into white pans, sorting for benthic macroinvertebrates. This established a legacy of volunteer science that has since spread across Michigan, […]

EPA Helps Muskegon Lake Community

Communities that have carried the burden of pollution from industrial sites for decades have an opportunity to thrive when local waterways are finally cleaned up. A new short video series highlights the stories of 5 communities along waterways deemed Areas of Concern (AOCs) and one is Muskegon Lake in Michigan.  With the help of the […]

This Holiday, You Can Protect Our Waterways

This Fourth of July holiday weekend, boaters are being asked to help stop the spread of invasive, nonnative plants and animals in our waterways. Some local conservation programs will hold workshops reminding the public of ways boaters can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, which pose great risks to the health of our […]