WELCOME TO A NEW STAFF SENTINEL!
by Rita Jack, Water Sentinels Project Coordinator
Sierra Club wants to extend an
enthusiastic welcome to Lynn Henning, a tireless Michigander who recently joined
the staff of the Mackinac Chapter. For the past three years Henning has sampled
water in drainage field tile inlets and outlets as well as in ditches and
streams near concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in her community of
Clayton, looking for fecal coliform bacteria and depressed dissolved oxygen.
Last spring she documented severely depressed dissolved oxygen levels that led
to a fish-kill in
“Lynn Henning knows as much
about the causes and sources of water and air pollution from animal factories
as anyone in
Henning and other volunteers with
the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan have brought to
light more than 100 violations of the Clean Water Act from animal factories in
Lenawee and Hillsdale county (see www.nocafos.org for more information). People
We’re very glad to welcome Lynn Henning to the Sierra Club family as the Club’s official CAFO Water Sentinel!
Excerpted from the February 2005 issue of the MACKINAC, which will be in mailboxes soon.
Anne Woiwode, Director, Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
517-484-2372, fax 517-484-3108 www.michigan.sierraclub.org