Protecting our watershed

League of Women Voters Washtenaw County

Feb 5 2022 • 1 hr 22 mins

Kris Olsson joined the Huron River Watershed Council in 1992. She specializes in GIS analysis, landscape ecology, and local land use planning and ordinance development. Kris works with local governments and land protection organizations on promoting land use planning and policies that protect the watershed. She also trains local residents to become involved in their local government planning efforts. Kris earned two Masters of Science (resource ecology, natural resource policy) degrees at the University of Michigan.

Janet Kahan has volunteered for the HRWC since the mid-90's.  Currently she coordinates a school outreach program to help students learn more about keeping our watershed healthy. Before retirement she was the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Math/Science Coordinator, and prior to that she was the science and environmental education consultant for Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Diana Kern has extensive executive leadership background and a passion for nonprofit management, fundraising, and governance. Diana joined Legacy Land Conservancy at the beginning of 2019 and brings a conservation lens.  Diana has lived in Michigan for over 50 years and grew up in the country where farms, farming, rural heritage and natural spaces were part of her life. Diana has served on numerous nonprofit boards, committees and task forces over the years, including joining an all-volunteer group of community leaders in 2013 to raise over $1.6 million to fund the build and the opening of the Ann Arbor Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park in west Ann Arbor.  Currently Diana serves as a board member for The Ark (Where Music Lives) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a member of the Ann Arbor Host Lions Club. When not working on land conservation issues, she can be found bird watching, enjoying friends and family, and listening to music. (Link shared by Kris Olsson)

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