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Sarah: It was about a month before the stress of finals, and anticipation of Christmas break was upon us. I was scrolling through my emails when I noticed an opportunity to attend an 8-day winter breakout in Houston, Texas. After the devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought the city of Houston, one could expect the need for house repairs and cleanups. Instead, this trip was seeking individuals willing to help with conservation and restoration efforts. My roommate, and fellow Stew, Celia, has taught me nearly everything I know about the importance and great need for ecosystem restoration. I quickly forwarded her the email stating quite bluntly, “DUDE. We have to do this.”


University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River