General News

Autumn Leaves

By Don Henning, Editor, MRWA Riverview The fall edition of the River View opens with a season appropriate photograph from one of our regular contributors, Marilyn Keigley, professor emeritus at Ferris State University. You’ll find several more beauties like this one on the website. Well worth a click. Although a glance in any direction proves…
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Reflections on the Lampricide

By: Arnold Baker Life is often about being in the right place at the right time. Nineteen years ago my wife and I relocated from a busy urban area of Grand Rapids to an idyllic setting on the Muskegon River just east of Newaygo. I am a retired science teacher. My entire thirty-eight year career…
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A Place of Your Own

By: Rick A. Lucas, CD Forester A few years ago a good friend of mine made a bad real estate purchase. And by bad, I mean, he really didn’t get much for the amount of money he spent on his purchase. Unfortunately, to this day, his wife reminds him of it every time we visit…
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Saving the Muskegon River one tree at a time

By: Julie Chamberlain In our line of work, we like to have science on our side. While much of what we do would seem to have obvious benefit for the watershed, it’s always good when we can pin it down with facts. For example, we know that when we create a natural shoreline with native…
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The Muskegon River Sturgeon Story

On Saturday, September 23rd, 112 dedicated friends of the Muskegon River gathered on her banks at Henning Park in Newaygo County to celebrate and release Sturgeon fry back into the Muskegon River by conducting a Traditional Sturgeon Release. Prior to the release ceremony a group of paddlers participated in the annual kayak paddle with the…
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The Blandings Turtle

MUSINGS FROM MECOSTA:  THE BLANDINGS TURTLE By Lorrie Gillingham Murray Teaming with life, my little heart shaped pond in the heart of 22 acres near Dye Creek in Mecosta is host to  myriad species of reptiles and amphibians, not to mention the many mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates that inhabit this little slice of heaven. …
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Ospreys

Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming. These large, rangy hawks do well around humans and have rebounded in numbers following the ban…
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