Laura Rubin Honored As 2013 River Hero [With Video]

Jul 16, 2013

Huron River Watershed Council Executive Director Laura Rubin has been named a 2013 River Hero by the River Network. 

Laura Rubin among the five 2013 River Heroes honorees
Laura Rubin among the five 2013 River Heroes honorees

Rubin says she's thrilled by the honor, and proud of the work the Huron River Watershed Council has done over her 15-year tenure as Executive Director. 

She points to programs like Adopt-A-Stream, the Bioreserve Project and the council's stormwater and pollution management work as highlights. 

The River Network is a national coalition of more than 2,000 local, state and regional grassroots organizations.

From the River Network

Laura Rubin, Huron River Watershed Council (MI) Laura’s passion for protecting the Huron River has resulted in measurable results in water quality improvements; new habitat, recreation and economic projects; increased volunteers; and increased community support. She has also helped grow the organization’s Adopt-A-Stream program into the premier volunteer monitoring program in Michigan, and a national model. Most recently, working with Congressman John Dingell, local government, business and community leaders, Laura is spearheading an ambitious million-dollar river renaissance campaign to make the Huron River a prime destination for residents and tourists.