Forest AssessmentWhat do HRWC volunteers and Aldo Leopold have in common?  They spend (or spent, in the case of Mr. Leopold) their free time making valuable contributions to our knowledge of the natural world.  Also, read about key federal appointments that affect the environment and the latest on Detroit’s Water Department.

Citizen Science Musings: The Efficiency of Amateurs.  A nod to so many of you that help us through our citizen science programs–you bring much to the table and enable so much more than we could do alone.  Apparently, this truth is timeless.

Remembering Aldo Leopold, Visionary Conservationist And Writer  Aldo Leopold is an iconic and influential character in the conservation movement.  This article revisits Leopold’s contributions and discusses how, even more than 60 years after his death, his essays and observations are still contributing to what we know about the natural world.

Washington Water Main, March 14: Energy, EPA Director Nominations Pending.  Learn more about nominees for two key federal leadership positions.  The Director of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy lead institutions governing issues that have significant implications for the environment.

Detroit Mayor, Water Board Endorse Plan for Independent Water Department  If you have been following local news you know Detroit is struggling financially and the City’s Water Department is facing huge cuts.  This article shares what is hopefully a step in the right direction for the Water Department which provides drinking water and waste water services to many of the downstream communities of the Huron River watershed.

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