Rachel is a work-study student with the National Wildlife Federation and a student at the University of Michigan where she is majoring in Environmental Science with a specialization in environmental policy. She grew up loving animals and the outdoors and loves to spend her free time volunteering for local environmental cleanup and sustainability causes around southeast Michigan.
Spring is in the air in Michigan. The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and the tulips… well, they’ve already bloomed. Their premature blossoming is causing trouble for the annual Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, and could point… Read more >
In a state that has only seen 10 earthquakes larger than a magnitude 4.0 since 1776, large tremors are cause for alarm. Recently, Ohio has seen an increase in quakes linked to hydraulic fracturing that have people questioning the safety… Read more >
Last Saturday, I spent the afternoon waist deep in thorn thickets sawing down growths of the invasive autumn olive shrubs. Manual labor was not in my plans when I signed up to attend a field trip for my conservation biology… Read more >