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  Success Stories

ADW's Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Concludes Stellar Season!

In September 2022, the Huron River Watershed Council, an ADW cooperating partner, concluded its 20th annual Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Program season!

Over the six month season, volunteers visited 23 sites across the Huron River and Downriver watersheds to collect water samples, measure flow, and monitor in-stream chemistry. This data will help the ADW track water quality conditions over time and investigate water quality impairments. Learn more at

Graphic Credit: HRWC

  Member Highlights

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib visits ADW member Dearborn Heights to discuss Ecorse Creek

In October, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), representatives from Gary Peters’ office, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials and Wayne County officials met with Dearborn Heights Mayor Bill Bazzi to discuss flood-related concerns on the bank of Ecorse Creek. The group discussed the multi-faceted plan consisting of short, medium, and longer-range efforts to mitigate flooding.

Learn more by reading the full story at The Arab American News


Go easy on the salt.

The best way to keep salt out of our streams during cold weather months is by shoveling snow and ice, and doing it early and often.

If you occasionally need a de-icer for sidewalks and driveways, choose an environmentally friendly product. 


2022 Focus on Downriver Water Photo Contest

There is ONE month left of the 2022 Focus on Downriver Water Photo Contest! Over the last eleven months, we have collected fantastic photos from all across iconic downriver locations. Visit our website to check out our monthly winners and entries! 

Encourage folks to take out their phones and photograph Downriver locations to win cool prizes! Repost and share the contest on your social media channels! Enter "iconic
Downriver location or feature"
 photos for our December theme at!

Photo Credit: Bob Arzadon (September 2022 Winner) & Daniel Quaine (October 2022 Contest Participant)

Encourage Feedback!

Take some time to learn about your community's stormwater management plan and encourage residents to offer feedback to the ADW and its members at

  About the ADW

We are a council of 21 communities and public agencies committed to protecting the downriver watersheds. Members work together to sustainably manage the area’s water resources through several initiatives and educational programs. To learn more about the ADW or see when upcoming meetings are taking place, check out the ADW website at


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