We are excited to share that HRWC has added two new staff members to the team. Both began working with us in July and both are quickly up and running on all things Huron River!

Kelly McCabe
Kelly McCabe, HRWC Watershed Programs Associate

Kelly McCabe is an aquatic biogeochemist with extensive experience developing and implementing water monitoring and research initiatives. She joins us as a Watershed Programs Associate and will help run the Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Program, along with other stormwater management projects. Kelly most recently coordinated monitoring and research projects for the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), investigating Lake Erie hypoxia and algae blooms. She earned a Master of Science in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. Her laboratory and analytical skills will complement the HRWC stormwater team and help us better understand and address some of the most persistent river impairments. Kelly is originally from Missouri and lives in the headwaters of Honey Creek.

Maaike Wielenga, Marketing Associate
Maaike Wielenga, HRWC Marketing Associate

Maaike Wielenga has a keen interest in sustainability communications and inspiring behavior change. As the new Marketing Associate, she supports HRWC communications and outreach programs. Maaike earned her Master of Science in Behavior, Education and Communication from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. Her multiple years of experience in HRWC’s summer internship program and her work at the Graham Sustainability Institute have prepared her well to engage watershed residents in pollution prevention and river protection. Maaike hails from California and lives in the Traver Creekshed.

You can meet Kelly and Maaike in person at HRWC’s upcoming fundraising event, Suds on the River, Thursday, September 7, 2023!

—Pam Labadie and Ric Lawson