Rebecca Esselman

Watershed Planner

I manage climate adaptation work for the Huron River Watershed Council -- a 13 person organziation established in 1965 to protect the Huron River in Southeast Michigan.  We work with the many municipalities throughout the watershed to determine and implement climate adaptation strategies pertaining to water resources.


HRWC is a nonprofit coalition of Huron Valley residents, businesses, and local governments.  The Council bridges political boundaries by building partnerships between and among communities, community leaders, residents, and commercial enterprises.  Serving those constituencies, HRWC monitors the Huron River, its tributaries, lakes, and groundwater, and directs multiple programs addressing pollution prevention and abatement, wetland and floodplain protection, citizen education, and natural resource and land-use planning.