- News & Updates -
New Leadership for the Friends
Lauri Elbing takes on the role of Executive Director of the Friends in September. Lauri brings significant experience in nonprofits and environmental policy to her role as staff leader of the Friends. She served most recently as the Communications Director at the Flint River Watershed Council. Previously, she worked for The Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Federation in Michigan, and on the staff of Congressman John Dingell. Lauri, of Flushing, has received training in volunteer water quality sampling and co-authored several publications on fisheries and water quality topics. In her free time, she is an avid kayaker, angler, and birder; she also enjoys a round of skeet when the opportunity presents itself.
Lauri succeeds Owosso native Devin Gill who began a graduate program in 2015 at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources. Devin's excellent work with volunteers and local governments left a strong foundation for the future growth of the Friends.
Come and meet Lauri at the Friends Annual Winetasting Celebration on September 17 at the Owosso Country Club. Details here
Get Out and Enjoy the Shiawassee
The Keepers of the Shiawassee River are organizing several trips for kayakers and canoers. See the Keepers Facebook page for more details and the latest information.
Thursday, August 27, Moonlight Paddle. Meet at Lobdell Lake Boat Launch off Argentine Rd. Paddles wet at 6:30 p.m. Cookout to follow. RSVP requested. Details here
Friends Launch 2015 Kayak Raffle
Paddle the Shiawassee River in your own 12 ft. Pongo 120 Kayak by Wilderness Systems! 2nd prize is a Suncast 50 Gallon Rain Barrel compliments of Gilberts Hardware & Appliance, and the 3rd prize winner will receive an FOSR Wine Basket. Tickets are on sale for $5 each. Follow this link to our raffle event page for information on where to purchase your tickets and when winners will be announced!
Friends of the Shiawassee River
P.O. Box 402
Owosso, MI 48867