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Muskegon River Autumn 2016 Photos

Love the Muskegon! What a difference a week makes, from Saturday October 22…to the first snow fall of the season on the Muskegon, October 26 (photos courtesy of Julia Kirkwood).  

Julie Chamberlain, Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

Fall 2016 Newsletter – Intro

by Julie Chamberlain Executive Director of Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Those of us who reside in Western Michigan enjoy abundant natural beauty throughout the year but for many the autumn season is the most spectacular.  Fall colors in our state are legendary with breathtaking scenery around very bend in the road. For my staff and…
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A Final Word

By Greg Mund For most people I know, saying goodbye is a difficult thing to do. And after 20 years of involvement with the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, the decision to step back from my responsibilities as board chair came only after a great deal of reflection and soul searching.  In the end, it was…
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Conservation and watershed groups learn stream monitoring techniques

Article contributed by the Pioneer in Big Rapids  by Adam Gac on June 20th, 2016 BIG RAPIDS — More than two dozen representatives from watershed and conservation organizations across the state rolled up their pant legs or tossed on waders on Monday before striding into Mitchell Creek in search of macroinvertebrate life. The representatives were…
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Nancy Burmeister MRWA Secretary

Stoneflies and Water Pennies

by Nancy Burmeister, MRWA board secretary One of my favorite activities as a volunteer for the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly involves wading in a creek and scooping up bugs. Sound like fun? You should try it! Every May and September a number of volunteers spend a little time checking the health of the tributaries (creeks…
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Kurt Ray Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Chair of Finance Committee

Lessons Learned With the MRWA

By Kurt Ray Chairman MRWA Finance Committee I joined the MRWA board thirteen years ago.  My motives were selfish at first but soon evolved into something completely different.  I made contact with the MRWA to attempt to find a solution to the massive flow of sedimentation from the Little Muskegon River into Croton Pond in…
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MRWA Year in Review

Protecting, preserving, and restoring the river every day. As noted earlier, 2016 has been a productive year for the organization with important restoration projects ongoing throughout the watershed. We are making improvements mid-stream, along shorelines and in nearby forests and fields. As you might expect we have accumulated a mountain of information in support of…
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Press Release: MRWA plans Bigelow Creek restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2016 ORGANIZATION: Muskegon River Watershed Assembly CONTACT:   Julie Chamberlain, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, Executive Director (231) 591-2334 or email   MRWA plans Bigelow Creek restoration   The Sustain our Great Lakes Program has awarded a grant to the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) for an extensive restoration project…
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We’ll miss you.

Greg Mund made it official on Monday. He really has stepped down from his position as MRWA  chair and has also resigned his seat on the board. For all of us who have come to know him over the years, this will take some getting used to. In 1998, when a group of concerned citizens met…
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