Sign up for the June 2 Speaker Series: The Detroit River's Big Comeback

The Detroit River is making a comeback. It's so clean you can swim in it. It's so clean beaver and other animals are returning. Model D's June 2 Speaker Series will look at the successful efforts to restore the river's health, as well as opportunities to explore and use the river for recreation.

The event is free, but seating is limited, so you must register in advance. The Speaker Series will be at 5:30 p.m. June 2 at the Atwater Block Brewery, 237 Joseph Campau in Detroit.

Speakers will include:

* Mary Bohling, extension educator with Michigan Sea Grant. Bohling works with coastal communities and businesses in southeast Michigan to apply science-based knowledge to address Great Lakes issues.

* Anita M. Twardesky of Riverside Kayak Connection, the Wyandotte kayak outfitter that is leading a series of kayaking tours with Model D.  Click here for more info on the tours. She will discuss opportunities greenways and waterways offer for recreation in the city.

The event will start at 5:30 p.m. for sign in and networking. The hour-long presentations start at 6 p.m.

The Speaker Series is sponsored this month by WDET FM 101.9, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Henry Ford Health Systems, Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center.

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