General News

Winter in the Watershed

Don Henning Editor, Riverview Marty Holtgren Executive Director Pat Jarrett Office Manager “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness” John Steinbeck “Winter has come.” Jon Snow Hard to argue with that but at the end of the day, how you feel about the season really is…
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Winter Steelhead Fishing—A Great Way to Enjoy the Muskegon!

It was an extremely cold day today, and I left the house thinking that I would go out to the Muskegon River and do some steelhead fishing. I covered myself with multiple layers, becoming a human onion in a pair of waders. Unfortunately, my truck battery was dead, and by the time I arrived at…
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The Problems with “Asian Carp”

By Garrett Stack Asian carp are among the most high profile invasive species in America. In part, this is due to their rapid spread through American waterways. Brought to the U.S. to clean Southern fish farms, these bottom feeders gained access to major waterways when the ponds flooded their banks. Asian carp have since made…
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Magic of the Snow

Miraculous Snow and the Muskegon River By Marilyn Keigley After studying and photographing snow crystals for six years, it is a wonder anyone could grow up in Michigan without noticing the hundreds of designs. Do you recall the one license plate we all bought from 1965-1967— “Water-Winter Wonderland?” We still experience our winter wonderland and…
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Forest Ownership in A-Z Fashion

By Rick A. Lucas CF CD Forester Avoid many mistakes with the management of your forest by seeking professional assistance before engaging in management activities on your property. Beauty may very well be in the eyes of the beholder….but I have never witnessed a fall color show that has been anything short of brilliant. Carefully…
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MRWA Year in Review

Don Henning Marty Holtgren Pat Jarrett Protecting and restoring the river every day. There was a lot going on in 2017. The organization was involved in all manner of projects, large and small, in keeping with our promise to look after the watershed. As always, we collaborated with valuable partners of long standing in order…
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Our River After Hours

Arnold Baker and others have given informative accounts of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly’s juvenile sturgeon sequestration and traditional release; this is a somewhat more personal description of my attempt at sturgeon wrangling. The river, so familiar to us in broad daylight, becomes in pitch darkness a phantasmagoric realm from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. On…
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2017 Contributors

We asked for your help and you did not hesitate. The staff and Board of Directors of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly wish to extend a big thank you to all of our members and contributors. You are a true friend of the Muskegon River! 2017 Contributors Tom & Jean Anderson, MRWA Ron Armstrong, Armstrong…
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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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