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2021 Huron River Day Every Day

Learn about river safety, wetlands, shorelines, dams, floodplains and how we benefit from access to the river from the water we drink to the recreational activities we enjoy as a part of Huron River Day, Every Day! Celebrate the Huron River daily by enjoying fun exhibits, hikes and activities in parks and on trails along the banks of the river.  Due to COVID-19, we will not have a one day Huron River Day, but instead have activities available throughout the 2021 spring and summer season.

Beginning May 1, look for 11 signs located in parks along the Huron River including Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and the Dexter-Huron and Delhi Metroparks. Each sign will feature icons with an activity, educational prompt and an opportunity to participate in the Enviro Challenge (EC). Each EC entry involves taking a picture and tagging yourself then posting to Twitter (@a2parks) or Instagram (@annarborparks) with the hashtag #HuronRiverDay for a chance to win a prize. Thirty prizes in all will be awarded in June! Enter as many times as you like!

Sign locations will be posted on this page as well as prizes you can win, a list of in-person special events in May including guided walks along the river and volunteer opportunities (COVID-19 guidelines will be in place including mask requirements and physical distancing). 

The Huron River Day Celebration is sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation

Additional support provided by Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation, the City of Ann Arbor, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, the Huron River Watershed Council and the City of Ypsilanti.

Huron River Day History

Forty years ago, the Huron River Day celebration began as a way to encourage partnerships among government, private and non-profit organizations and to educate citizens about the importance of water quality and Huron River preservation. Each year, this event draws approximately 2,500 people from the Ann Arbor community to celebrate the Huron River.  

For more information about Huron River Day, call 734.794.6240.