Water Resources Commissioner
Two Upcoming Clean Up Days, scheduled for Saturday, September 20th & Saturday, October 18th, from 9a-2p. Acceptable Items: Traditional Recyclables (glass, plastics, metals, cardboard), Electronic waste, Freon appliances, Hazardous Household Waste (paints, stains, cleaners, auto fluids, batteries, fluorescent lights, Mercury, etc), Old Tires
SUMMER PADDLE TRIPS ON THE HURON RIVER! Experience nature and learn about the river’s ecology and history. Paddle trips scheduled throughout the summer -- through September, with the Huron River Watershed Council. Next trip -Sunday, September 21; Paddle/Pedal trip - Hudson Mills to Dexter-Huron Metropark (and biking back)
Do you ever wonder about what lives in the river besides fish and turtles? Come to one of the Friends of the Rouge -- Rouge River Bug Hunts and see for yourself the amazing variety of aquatic insects, crayfish,snails and clams that make up the bottom of the river food chain. Twice a year, teams of volunteers visit sites throughout the headwaters of the watershed and search for mayflies, stoneflies and other aquatic invertebrates.
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause mild illness (West Nile fever) or severe symptoms (encephalitis or meningitis - an inflammation of the brain) in humans and other animals. People primarily get West Nile from the bite of a mosquito that is infected with WNV.