Bay City is Michigan’s second Lake Huron Forever Community, committing to the protection of Lake Huron’s water quality by curbing stormwater runoff, planting trees and improving natural areas while inspiring its residents to take action. … More Bay City Takes the Lake Huron Forever Pledge
A dozen volunteers joined Huron Pines staff in installing 1,000 native plants near East Tawas State Dock Sept 17 to help filter stormwater runoff at one of Michigan’s most popular state harbors. See images from that morning here. … More Gallery: Planting for Healthy Water in East Tawas
Two bioswale rain gardens that were installed in May and planted by students at Au Gres-Sims High School will help capture and filter stormwater runoff from two major streets in Northern Michigan’s first Lake Huron Forever community. … More Gallery: Students Step Up Stormwater Efforts in Au Gres
With the help of 40 volunteers, Huron Pines and Presque Isle Conservation District were able to plant a future forest along the Lake Huron coast in Rogers City May 7. As the trees grow, they will help capture stormwater and boost coastal defenses against strong storms and flooding. … More Gallery: Planting a Forest on the Rogers City Shoreline
The City of Au Gres has taken the Lake Huron Forever Pledge. More than just a promise to do good for the lake, the pledge outlines the challenges facing the lakeshore community and achievable measures that can be taken to address them. … More Au Gres Pledges to Support Lake Huron Forever
Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary received a $25,000 grant to expand their existing “living roof” project to maximize the overall green roof footprint and cover as much available roof surface space as possible with vegetation to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron. … More Lake Huron Forever Initiative Awards $50,000 to Support Great Lakes Health
Welcome to the first installment of The Nature of Things, a monthly discussion with Huron Pines on environmental and conservation-related topics. This column is shared with newspapers across Northeast Michigan to help build an understanding within the communities we work in hopes of engaging future partners and volunteers in shared conservation goals. By Chris Engle … More What Is Stormwater?