General News

Sturgeon Rescue

Rob Elliott is a fisheries biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. From his office near Green Bay Wisconsin, he helps look after native fish species across all of Lake Michigan. This fall he will travel to western Michigan to join several of his colleagues from the Michigan DNR, Little River Band of Ottawa…
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Fun Filled Lessons about Life!

Submitted by: Nancy Burmeister   One of the real pleasures of serving the MRWA on the education committee is the opportunity to relate to children through learning experiences. Spring offers the chance to get children out of their classrooms into the real-life world for some very meaningful life lessons. We have found water fairs are…
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Save Our Monarchs

When is the last time that you saw a monarch butterfly in a field or along a roadside? The iconic insect has become less and less visible which is causing many to ask why. According to the Save Our Monarchs Foundation, the monarch butterfly population has decreased by 90 percent in the last 15 years….
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Partners in Trash

Numbers do not lie and these figures point to a highly successful recycling effort in Mecosta County: Total recycling volume increased by 8 tons per month Three semi – trailers stuffed with discarded tires Two trailers filled with obsolete and broken electronic components Hours of operation increased to over 100 per month These results are…
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Word of Thanks

We would like to thank The Barryton Community Fire Department and Wade Caryl, Fork Township Supervisor, for watering the trees planted by 6th grade students from Chippewa Hills Intermediate School on June 2, 2017. The opportunity for the educational event for students was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

MRWA and Recycle Mecosta: Partners in Trash

      Numbers do not lie and these figures point to a highly successful recycling effort in Mecosta County: Total recycling volume increased by 8 tons per month Three semi – trailers stuffed with discarded tires Two trailers filled with obsolete and broken electronic components Hours of operation increased to over 100 per month…
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newaygo county events outdoors 2017 spring and summer

River Country Land and Water: A Series of Fortunate Events

The following events are for all who are interested in finding friendship, enjoyment and new ways to ensure the land and waters of River Country remain clean and beautiful. Global Youth Service Day  Saturday,  April 22, 9 am-1 pm Join Newaygo County Parks to plant trees at Sandy Beach Park (North of Hardy Dam just…
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Restoring and Landscaping Using Native Wild Flowers

with Sarah Pregitzer Sarah as been an educator since the mid seventies. Her love of wild places, native botany and lifelong learners has led her to be active with many local organizations, including West Michigan Cluster, Michigan Nature Association, the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly and the West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. She and her…
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Julie Chamberlain, Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

From the Desk of…

From the Desk of Julie Chamberlain Executive Director, MRWA A lot can happen in the next few weeks so I hesitate to offer my congratulations for surviving another Michigan winter. As you know, it is very easy to get ahead of yourself when it comes to the timing of Michigan’s seasons. Remember when we were…
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releasing sturgeon into muskegon river

Generations

Sturgeon Through the Generations. by George Heartwell MRWA Governance Committee Chair  “Look, there are three of them!  Right below the riffle.” “I don’t see them!  Point your rod tip.” “There!!!  Look!!!” “All I can see are three logs…Oh my gosh, that log just moved!”   Spotting my first Lake Sturgeon in the Muskegon River was…
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