Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and dynamic speaker.
She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has authored three books about these adventures.
To learn more about her work, or to engage her as a speaker, go to
There are so many rivers that feed our magnificent Great Lakes. The health of these rivers and wetlands determine the health of our lakes.
The Grand Traverse Conservation District has been restoring the Boardman River by removing three dams. This allows the river to return to flowing within the banks where it once flowed.
I helped plant trees along one section of restored river earlier this year,
and today I hiked a section of the river flowing through the Brown Bridge Quiet area.
Enjoy these images from the hike: