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