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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Huron River Watershed Discussed at WCC Nov. 29

The health of the Huron River watershed, which is a critical source of water for the region, will be the topic of a talk at WCC on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Laura Rubin, executive director of the Huron River Watershed Council, will speak from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in Room 202 of the Great Lakes Regional Training Center on WCC’s campus. The WCC Faculty Sustainability Literacy Task Force is hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

The upper basin of the Huron River watershed stretches more than 730 square miles from its headwaters at Big Lake in Oakland County southeast to the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti corridor. The lower basin meanders from Ypsilanti to Lake Erie for another 150 miles.

Rubin will discuss the watershed, threats it faces from pollution and development, and efforts to monitor and manage the streams, ponds, marshes, creeks, floodplains, and tributaries that comprise it. Her visit is part of an ongoing series of events sponsored by the WCC faculty task force to build awareness about issues facing Michigan’s waterways.

For more information, contact David Mackres.

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