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greg mund retired chair of muskegon river watershed assembly michigan

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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Julie Chamberlain, Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

Introduction – Summer 2016 Newsletter

From the Director’s Desk   Julie Chamberlain, Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Welcome to the summer edition of the River View. This is obviously a busy time of year for us, the peak season for restoration efforts throughout the watershed.  We plant many trees (over 200 acres last summer), we reduce pollution from entering…
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Muskegon River Watershed Assembly New Director George Heartwell and his grandson Gabe ready to launch for Family Fun Paddle

A Paddler’s Perspective by The Voyage of Discovery Crew

by The Voyage of Discovery Crew Muskegon River Watershed Assembly As the story goes, a group of veteran paddlers met for refreshments one evening at the Sportsman’s Bar and Grill in Newaygo.  Wayne Groesbeck and I represented the board of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly. Joining us were good friends who shared our warm regard for…
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Fremont Michigan Students planting a rain garden at Fremont High School

Fremont Rain Garden

By Don Henning Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Recently, students from Terry Grabill’s eighth grade Beaver Island Group at Fremont Middle School got their hands dirty and in the process, learned a valuable lesson about the importance of environmental stewardship. In an effort coordinated by Dixie Ward, project manager for the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, Mr….
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Jean LaLonde Education Committee Chair Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

“They Don’t Look Alike”

Jean LaLonde Education Committee Chair Muskegon River Watershed Assembly “Have you ever been told you look just like your mom or dad?” When third graders from Big Rapids area schools came to my teaching station on May 10th at Cran-Hill Ranch I asked them all that question. As they thought about that, I showed them…
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The Scientific Approach

By Ron Kadelsik View Full Report PDF As MRWA resource committee chair, I preside over an exceptional gathering of subject matter experts in all areas of conservation and natural resource management. Actual attendance at our semiannual meetings varies based on current issues and projects but the core group consists of representatives from regional, state and…
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Infographic Native Buffer Zone Muskegon River

Native Shoreline Buffers to Protect Water Quality

By Dixie Ward, Project Manager Muskegon River Watershed Assembly A shoreline buffer is an inexpensive, effective, and agreeable means to help treat typical runoff from our watershed and preserve the cleanliness of our open water bodies. Vegetation that is planted or purposely left in place next to a water body serves as a barrier against…
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Bear Lake Michigan Waterfront Home Owners Gather

Natural Shoreline Gardens Stop Pollutants Entering Lakes & Waterways

Find out what you can do for Twin, West, Middle, North and Bear Lakes and Bear Creek Waterfront owners with property on the above waterbodies can stop pollutants from entering their lakes with beautiful Natural Shoreline gardens using native plants. A free program will be offered on Saturday, August 27, from 1 pm—4:00 pm at…
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