Metroparks looking for local influencers to join team of social media ambassadors

Bikers trek the path at Lower Huron Metropark. Photo by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted by The Huron Hub | July 20, 2022

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are searching for social media savvy members of their 5-county region to join a new team of social media ambassadors. The Metroparks Ambassadors will be creating and sharing social media content with their followers and fans and will receive exclusive benefits in return. The Metroparks are searching for both people who consider themselves established influencers as well as those who are still figuring it out but have the potential to reach into the social feeds of community members.

“The Metroparks welcome a wide range of visitors every year, and it’s nearly impossible for us to reach everyone in the region and show them how great time spent in the parks can be” says Metroparks Chief of Marketing and Communication, Danielle Mauter. “That’s where social media ambassadors come in. We recognize that social media influencers of all types have an extraordinary power to connect with people on a personal level and provide honest and human content. That’s why we’re looking for community members who have a social following of audiences that can often be difficult to reach – like teens, millennials and cord cutters – or that have a following related to a particular niche activity or group of people – like birders, fishermen, adventure hikers, bikers and more – to give content a more authentic experience.”

The Metroparks have put together an application process for interested members to apply, and it is open to everyone aged 14 and older. As part of a pilot program, Metroparks Ambassadors will be asked to create and share at least one post about the Metroparks per month according to a provided content schedule and providing the Metroparks with regular feedback about the program.

The Metroparks is primarily looking for individuals with profiles on TikTok and/or Instagram. Applications are open to Metroparks lovers, first time visitors and everyone in-between.

Those chosen to be a part of the Metroparks Ambassadors team will receive a free 2022 Annual Vehicle Pass, which provides access to all 13 Metroparks for the remainder of the year. They will also receive limited free entry into Metroparks facilities and programs. Other perks include an exclusive monthly ambassador newsletter featuring tips for exploring and sharing all the Metroparks have to offer and a welcome package which includes park brochures, maps and Metroparks swag.

Applicants must be at least 14 years old to apply. All interested community members who meet the age requirement and have a social media following are welcome to apply. Applications are now open and will close at 11:59 p.m. on August 7. Only a select few who apply will be chosen for this new pilot program.

To learn more and apply, visit http://www.metroparks.com/ambassadors


Southbound I-275 ramp to Ford Road closing for six weeks in Wayne County

Posted by The Huron Hub | July 13, 2022

Crews will rebuild the southbound I-275 ramps with M-153 (Ford Road) and a portion of southbound I-275 starting next week.

Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, the southbound I-275 ramp to M-153 (Ford Road) will close until late August. The detour is southbound I-275 to eastbound US-12 (Michigan Avenue), then northbound I-275 to M-153 (Ford Road).

Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, July 25, the eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 will close until late August. The detour is eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) to northbound I-275, then westbound Ann Arbor Road to southbound I-275. The westbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 was previously closed through the end of year.

Reminder:

The southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed until mid-
The eastbound and westbound I-96/M-14 ramps to southbound I-275 are closed until early September.

The westbound US-12 (Michigan Avenue) ramp to southbound I-275 is closed until December.
The westbound Ann Arbor Road ramp to southbound I-275 is closed until December.
Northbound and southbound I-275 will have two lanes open between I-94 and I-96/M-14, except nightly from Sunday, July 17, to Saturday, July 23, when it will have one lane open between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. while crews install glare screen on the median wall.

The Metro Trail is closed between I-94/Hannan Road and Ecorse Road through early August.
While the southbound I-275 ramp to westbound M-14 has been reopened, the ramp may have intermittent closures for ongoing maintenance on westbound M-14/I-96 from Newburgh Road to Sheldon Road.
More details on westbound I-96/M-14 maintenance from Newburgh Road to Sheldon Road scheduled to begin 5 a.m. Thursday, July 14:
The Newburgh Road ramp to westbound I-96/M-14 will be closed.
Westbound I-96/M-14 will have one lane closed from Newburgh Road to Sheldon Road from 5 to 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14.
Westbound I-96/M-14 will then have only one lane open from Newburgh Road to Sheldon Road from 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 18.
This pattern is expected to repeat Thursday, July 21 – Monday, July 25.


Southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound/westbound I-94 closing July 11 for a month


Posted by The Huron Hub | June 29, 2022

Southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed starting at 5 a.m. Monday, July 11, through early August.

Crews need to rebuild the area where southbound I-275 is currently crossing the work zone to exit to I-94.

In addition to rebuilding the three lanes and shoulders, crews will be improving the drainage in that area and surface coating the concrete of the southbound I-275 bridge to eastbound I-94 that was rebuilt last year, along with maintenance work on the westbound I-94 bridge over the exits (cleaning, painting, etc.).

All traffic will be detoured further south on southbound I-275 to eastbound Eureka Road, then northbound I-275 to eastbound/westbound I-94.

This closure and detour will cause heavier traffic at the Eureka Road entrance to Metro Airport, which may cause delays. Plan extra time or an alternate route.

Project information can be found at Revive275.org.


American flag flown during battle presented to Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Courtesy photo

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 22, 2022

At a recent Huron board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady, along with Commander Jim LaCasse and Adjunct Troy McFarland from Huron Township American Legion post 231, presented Huron Township Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins with a 15 x 25-foot American flag.

This is not just any flag.

About a year and a half ago, Director Robbins and the Huron Township Fire Department were hosting a fire station open house and had the ladder truck up with a very large American flag flying from it.

Fire Chief James Hinojosa said the flag was borrowed from Flat Rock and had been flown on a fighter jet that was on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier.

He also mentioned Director Robbins would love to have one for Huron Township.

At the board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady explained that In 2017, she had the honor to be a part of a Tiger Cruise and spend a week aboard the USS Nimitz as a guest of her niece, Staff Sgt. Caitlin Mercure, on the final week of her deployment as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. She had a fellow Marine, Sgt. Brandon Morris that was again deployed and agreed to help out with obtaining the flag.

A flag was ordered and was on it’s way to the USS Nimitz. The flag flew over Afghanistan in support of Operation Inherent Resolve as part of the relentless dedication to the Global War on Terrorism.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this gift. Our flag is an amazing representation of the men and women who unselfishly represent our country. The flag will be on display for the first time at the Waltz 150 Celebration. This weekend, our Fire Department will display this flag proudly while being thankful for sacrifice made by so many in our armed forces. I cannot thank Trustee Cady and Chief Hinojosa enough as this means much more to me that I can put into words,” said Robbins.


Power outages currently affecting portions of Huron Township


Posted by The Huron Hub | June 14, 2022

A large portion of Huron Township is currently dealing with power outages as of Tuesday afternoon.

According to the DTE outage map, over 1,000 residents are currently without power in the township.

DTE says the power outage is due to equipment failure, and that restoration times are estimated for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A screen shot of the DTE outage map shows various power outages in the township as of Tuesday afternoon.

Man meets with first responders who saved his life after work accident results in hand amputation

Courtesy, Huron Valley Ambulance

Article courtesy of Huron Valley Ambulance | Posted June 13, 2022 on The Huron Hub

It’s not often that first responders get to see the outcome of their hard work after a call, but this week HVA Paramedic Ryan, HVA 911 Dispatcher Mark, Fire Captain Bauman, and Officer Kostielney from Huron Township Department of Public Safety had the chance to reunite with a patient whose life they all helped save.

In the summer of 2021, local resident Kyle Smith was injured at work, resulting in the accidental amputation of his left hand. Due to the skill and quick actions of everyone involved with Kyle’s emergency response, his life and his hand were both saved. Kyle’s hand was successfully reattached by the skilled surgeons at Detroit Medical Center. Almost a year later, after multiple surgeries, ongoing therapy, the endless support of his family and girlfriend, and his own determination, Kyle now has almost full function of his hand again. Kyle’s successful reattachment is so rare that he is now part of a case study at Wayne State University. Kyle shared, “When I asked my doctors if I would be able to use my hand again, they couldn’t give me an answer. They just didn’t know. Now I want to be an example for anyone else who has a reattachment. If someone is going through what I went through, I’m there for them.”

Kyle’s story is an incredible example of the pre-hospital “chain of survival” achieving an exceptional outcome. The instructions bystanders received from 911 dispatch, a tourniquet quickly applied by Officer Kostielney, on-scene care provided by Huron Twp FD and HVA medics, and the ongoing care Kyle received while being transported to the hospital all set the stage for the successful reattachment of his hand when he arrived at the hospital.

Thank you to everyone involved with this call; your actions have positively changed the rest of Kyle’s life. We’re rooting for you during your continuing recovery, Kyle! We know that you’ll continue to give it your all.

Courtesy, Huron Valley Ambulance

Severe weather possible Monday night through Tuesday morning

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 13, 2022

Strong to severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for late Monday and into early Tuesday morning in southern lower Michigan, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe weather will be possible over most of southern Lower Michigan this evening and tonight. Greatest potential still is possible for areas south of the I-69 corridor.

With the early week storm comes the chance of flooding as rainfall could be heavy at times.


Severe weather possible through Monday evening

(Huron Hub thunderstorm archive photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 6, 2022

Severe weather is possible in southeast Michigan through Monday evening.

Forecasters say the main threats would be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, torrential rainfall, and hail.

Thunderstorms this afternoon through tonight could lead to flooding concerns, and a Flood Watch has been issued for a portion of southeast Michigan including the Detroit Metro area.

Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches is possible with locally higher totals near 3 inches.


Huron River Drive construction phase two begins June 6

Huron Hub file photo

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 3, 2022

Phase two of the downtown New Boston improvement project is scheduled to begin the week of June 6, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. weather, and equipment permitting.

This rebuild of Huron River Drive consists of the following steps:

Beginning on the east side of the street:

  1. Complete milling and removal of the asphalt
  2. Removing the existing pavement on the south side of HRD
  3. Installing DTE, AT&T and Charter utility conduits
  4. Installing the storm sewer system
  5. Installing new traffic signals at the intersection of Waltz and HRD
  6. Grading the road and installing the stone base
  7. Pouring the new concrete on the east half of the roadway with a 5-10 day cure period prior to opening to traffic

The same procedure will be followed on the north side of HRD upon completion of the west side. We will be providing progress updates as the construction operations progress.

During construction, no parking will be allowed on Huron River Drive.

Businesses and residents will have access to their drives although there may be times when the drive may be partially blocked for a short period of time.

One-way traffic will be maintained west bound on Waltz Road at most times throughout construction with minimal two-way closures.

Special attention will be given to ensure traffic will remain open to businesses in the area at all times during construction which is scheduled to last through September 2022.

Please note, in order for the contractor to mobilize and setup equipment, the detour may be put in place a couple of days prior to the actual start of construction.


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