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About Us

Herman Jenkins

Herman Jenkins, a native Detroiter, credits the relationships with friends, coaches, and mentors in sports as the key underpinnings of his development as a youth....
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Kate Ekhator

Kate Ekhator is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University. She has a master’s degree in Civil...
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Isabelle Horvath

Isabelle is a 2021 Cooperative Institute of Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) Summer fellow, a program with the goal of exposing students to Great Lakes research....
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Cyndi Ross

As Restoration Manager, Cyndi leads a team of 7 who work to develop and implement education programs and hands-on activities to inform and engage the...
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Sally Petrella

Sally Petrella is the Monitoring Manager for Friends of the Rouge and also supports the development of the water trail. Prior to coming to work...
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Marie McCormick

Marie is the executive director of the Friends of the Rouge whose mission is to restore, protect and enhance the Rouge watershed through education, collaboration...
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Renato Marimón

Renato Marimon has been working at FOTR as a Restoration Assistant since spring 2021, and he is currently assisting with rain garden plantings. Renato is...
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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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