––––––––––––––––––––––––  March 01, 2023  ––––––––––––––––––––––––

All are Welcome to Attend the Next ADW Full Member Meeting

To learn more about the work of the ADW and participate in a discussion with the member communities, all are invited to attend the next full member meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. via teleconference. Contact for call-in information.

  Member Highlights

Help Identify Solutions to Reduce Flooding in the Ecorse Creek Watershed

Friends of the Detroit River is encouraging residents to take an online survey and attend community meetings to gauge the interest and potential for projects to reduce flooding. By completing the survey, participants are entered in a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic. More information about the project is available through Michigan Sea Grant.

Graphic Credit: City of Dearborn Heights


Put Poisons in Their Place

When possible, avoid using toxic household cleaners and chemicals, and never pour them down a sink, into a storm drain or onto the ground. Always dispose of them at a county collection site. Wayne County hosts four Household Hazardous Waste Collections per year and has published a digital Resource Recovery Guide that helps residents understand how to dispose of or recycle specific waste items.
Learn more about Household Hazardous Waste at the ADW website

2023 HHW Collection Events
Belleville | 4/1/2023 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Wayne County Community College Ted Scott Campus
Dearborn | 6/17/2023 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Henry Ford College
Westland | 8/26/2023 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Westland Shopping Center
Taylor | 10/21/2023 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Wayne County Community College


Help Us Monitor our Region's Waters!

Learn how to collect water samples, measure stream flow, and record water chemistry measurements. No prior experience needed. Virtual program orientation for new participants is set on Saturday, March 25, 2023.The ADW has been supporting monitoring efforts for over 10 years. The data collected will help the ADW establish priorities for the Downriver waterways in 2023. Learn more about the Chemistry & Flow Monitoring Volunteer Program with the ADW's cooperating partner, the Huron River Watershed Council. 

Graphic Credit: Huron River Watershed Council

Encourage Feedback!

You can learn about your community's stormwater management plan at the ADW website. Encourage residents and community leaders to offer feedback to the ADW and its member communities.

  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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