In March of 2006, the Ann Arbor Environmental Commission passed a resolution that created the Huron River and Impoundment Management Plan (HRIMP) Committee. The committee will develop recommendations for managing the Huron River and share these with the Environmental Commission for forwarding to City Council.
A healthy Huron River ecosystem that provides a diverse set of ecosystem services.
We envision a swimmable, fishable and boatable river, including both free-flowing and impounded segments, which is celebrated as Ann Arbor’s most important natural feature and contributes to the vibrancy of life in the city. The river and its publicly-owned shoreline and riparian areas create a blue and green corridor across the city that contains restored natural areas and adequate, well-sited public trails and access. Ample drinking water, effective wastewater removal and a full range of high quality passive and active recreation and education opportunities are provided to the citizens of Ann Arbor. Ongoing public engagement in the river’s management leads to greater stewardship and reduced conflict among users. Our approach to management creates a model that other communities upstream and downstream emulate.
In April of 2009, the committee developed a final report to present to the Environmental Commission.
Information on the public hearing and the final report can be found here.
For more information, contact Molly Wade or Matt Naud
Phase I: Identification of issues
- Development of shared knowledge base
- Articulation of effective process
- Intro / Overview / Purpose / Roles (March 26)
- Info – “City” (April 26)
- Info – “Citizens” (May 31)
- Info – “Critters” (June 27)
- Visioning, objective setting and process design (July 14)
- Canoe Trip (May 12) cancelled
- Natural Area Preservation trip Furstenberg Park (May 17)
- Barton Boat Club and Barton Pond (May 29)
- Harvesting of South Pond Weeds
- Natural Area Preservation trip Furstenberg Park
Phase II: Exploration of issues, options, and scenarios, development of additional info
Fact-finding task groups will be meeting in August, September, October, and November to further explore issues identified in the Visioning session.
Phase III: Evaluation of options and scenarios, moving to recommendations
Meeting Summaries to Date
Next full committee meeting: September 2006, Date and Time TBA
July 14, 2007 - Visioning
June 27, 2007 - Critters
May 31, 2007 - Citizens
April 26, 2007 Meeting - City
March 26, 2007 Meeting
In December 2006, the following individuals were appointed to the committee by the Environmental Commission.
- David Stead*, chair
- Catherine Riseng*
- Wendy Woods*
- Chris Graham*
- Scott Dierks
- Tom Edsall
- Dirk Fischbach
- Paul M. Ganz
- Cathy Gendron
- Sue Gott
- Jeffrey Plakke
- Evan Pratt
- Laura Rubin
- David Szczygiel
- Mike Taft
- Shirley White-Black
|*Ann Arbor Environmental Commissioner |