McKenzi Waliczek, Coordinator

McKenzi is a graduate from University of Michigan in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with an extensive field background of managing invasive species and restoring native landscapes. She has been the coordinator of the Lake St. Clair CISMA since 2018, where she cooperatively works with local governments, businesses, universities, and nonprofits, to prevent, detect, and control invasive species within the Lake St Clair watershed.

Dean Johnson, CISMA Technician

Dean is currently pursuing a M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan. Since joining the CISMA in the summer of 2020, he has been on the front line performing invasive species management using chemical and mechanical techniques and mapping invasive species occurrences, including Macomb County's first state watch list detection of Water Lettuce!

Hollie Coleman, CISMA Technician

Hollie is an Oakland University graduate with a B.S. in Biology. Prior to joining CISMA in 2021, she performed field work for the Ocean Mammal Institute researching the impact of noise pollution on humpback whale behavior. She spends her time with CISMA monitoring and managing invasive species, like the Red Swamp Crayfish!

Meet our outreach partner, Friends of the St. Clair River!

Friends of the St. Clair River

Friends of the St. Clair River is Michigan's Thumbcoast environmental non-profit showing 40 miles of love to the St. Clair River and its watersheds since 2007. We are committed to inspiring citizen action through stewardship, monitoring and education to restore, protect and enhance the St. Clair River and its watersheds. We work closely with the Lake St. Clair CISMA and other partners to provide water and land stewardship, water quality monitoring, river cleanups, advocate for healthy water, lead research-based ecosystem management, and promote responsible water-based recreation.

Meet our team!