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Eli Lowry

Eli Lowry joined FOTR in the spring of 2021 as a Restoration Assistant. He is currently working towards a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from...
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Jaclyn Heikkila

Third person(She/Her/Hers) Jaclyn E. Heikkila is the Restoration Assistant at Friends of the Rouge focused on putting together the annual Rouge Rescue cleanup event, implementing...
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Karen Hanna

Karen Hanna serves as the Operations Director for Friends of the Rouge (FOTR), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Rouge River in...
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Lara Edwards

Lara Edwards has worked with Friends of the Rouge since 2019 as the team’s fund development coordinator. She is thrilled to be in a position that allows...
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Erin Cassady

Erin is the Education Manager for Friends of the Rouge.  She started as Rouge Rescue Assistant in 2012 and later assisted with the Rouge Education...
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Matthew Bertrand, MLA

Matthew Bertrand serves as Restoration Coordinator and Landscape Designer at Friends of the Rouge, which works to restore, protect, and enhance the Rouge River located...
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