What an amazing summer! HRWC’s interns were equally awesome – the group included students from Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, as well as Dexter High School, Rudolph Steiner High School, and Washtenaw International High School.

Over the summer, these wonderful students contributed to many of HRWC’s summer programs and monitoring efforts, including our STEM education program, a YMCA youth snorkeling program, a Parkridge Community Center summer camp, rain garden installation and maintenance, Huron River Water Trail signage inventorying, invasive European Frogbit monitoring, river sensor node network maintenance, and in-stream habitat monitoring. The interns also helped launch two pilot projects: our mussel monitoring program and a storm drain waste characterization project.

All of us at HRWC are grateful for these dedicated young professionals, and we are excited to see where their future education and careers take them!

Thirteen young adults wearing HRWC t-shirts stand smiling on the bank of a river.
HRWC is grateful to our summer interns for sharing their time and talents to protect and preserve the watershed!
credit: HRWC

2023 Summer Interns:

Alex Gonzalez
Amani Tolin
Brian Roberts
Clare Connelly
Darya Lollos
Flora Luo
Jonah Leemis
Kit Bellovin
Leah Bunnell
Leah King
Lena Moltzen
Mackenna Sager
Maddie Revill
Madelyn Chau
Philine Garcia
Reece Lynch
Theresa Short