Anne Vaara is the executive director of the Clinton River Watershed Council and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations, watershed management activities and general management of   the   organization. That organization has a rich history of improving the lakes, rivers and streams in the Clinton River watershed using staff, interns and volunteers in many clean-up and restoration activities. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2014 Michigan Green Living Hall of Fame Award.


Anne has an extensive background in environmental land use planning, natural resource assessment and preservation, stormwater and watershed management, and environmental ordinance development.


She received her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Wetland Ecology from Michigan State University and is near completion of a master’s degree in  Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University.