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About Us

Sally Petrella

Sally Petrella has been inspiring Rouge River residents to become stewards of the Rouge River watershed for over twenty years, sharing her knowledge of the...
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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

(She/Her/Hers) Jaclyn E. Heikkila is a Restoration Coordinator at Friends of the Rouge focused on putting together the annual Rouge Rescue cleanup event, implementing the...
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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 is the team’s Development Director and has worked with Friends of the Rouge since 2019. She is thrilled to harness her innate curiosity of people...
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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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