The Friends of the Shiawassee River is proud to announce the most recent addition to their staff – Rebecca Huska. She will be filling the newly created position of Events/Communications Coordinator and will be working at the Friends’ office in Corunna.
“I am beyond excited to join the Friends of the Shiawassee River organization and contribute to the outstanding work they do,” said Huska. “I have enjoyed many experiences in and along the Shiawassee including river cleanups, hiking, kayaking and canoeing with friends, and the Curwood raft races. I look forward to working with those already involved to advocate for the Shiawassee River’s health and promote its appreciation within the community.”
Huska was born and raised in Owosso and graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she majored in Environmental Studies. She has held internship positions at both U of M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens/Nichols Arboretum and locally at the DeVries Nature Conservancy. In addition, she participated in a study abroad program in New Zealand through EcoQuest studying the long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus).
“The Friends organization is thrilled to have Rebecca as a member of our team,” said Lorraine Austin, Friends’ Executive Director. “In addition to her scientific expertise, she brings with her a youthful vitality, an appreciation for the out-of-doors, great organizational skills, and a love of sharing her passion for the environment with others. We look forward to working with her to get the word out about our organization and all of the ways folks can get involved via a number of upcoming events.”
The Friends of the Shiawassee River is a 501©3 nonprofit organization governed by a local board of directors and supported by a dedicated group of volunteers and generous donors. The mission of the Friends is to help the community Care, Share, and Enjoy the Shiawassee River. The Friends organization is committed to improving the river environment and promoting the responsible use of/enhancing the appreciation of the River throughout its watershed.