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Chatter – Spring Newsletter 2016

Aquaculture Advocates Dan Vogler, owner Harrietta Hills Trout Farm, operator, Grayling Fish Hatchery. Regarding his plans for growth in the fish producing industry in Michigan, “And everyone else in the state should hope so as well. The fact of the matter is we import 91% of the seafood we eat in Michigan. We are a…
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The Final Word – Spring Newsletter 2016

From the Office of the Director   As the director for the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, you may think my position would be one of blindly saving the water. Obviously, water is vitally important. So are people. Let me share a few things I am in favor of: I am for feeding people; I am…
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Recycling on wheels – coming to your town

Here is a pic of Chris, our partner from Recycle Mecosta, showing us how large the window will be on the new cardboard recycling trailer. The trailer will be moved to various business locations to help them recycle cardboard. This is made possible by DEQ Community Pollution Prevention funds.

Wanted: Aquatic Invasive Species Education Coordinator

AIS Education Coordinator – The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly is seeking an independent contractor to lead Aquatic Invasive Species Education and operate boat pressure washer, for April-Sept. 2016, maximum 520 hours @ $15/hr. Must be motivated/dependable. Responsible for aquatic invasive species (AIS) activities in the Roscommon Co. area. Coordinator will recruit, train and organize volunteers…
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Family Fun Paddle June 11th

Join MRWA Vice Chairman, Ken Johnson on Saturday June 11th for a 4 hour trip on the Muskegon River from Croton to Newaygo. This is a relatively non challenging but very scenic stretch of river – a great trip for beginners, new to the sport as well as experienced paddlers. More details to follow but for now… Save…
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AIS Education Coordinator – seeking independent contractor, April-Sept. 2016, maximum 520 hours @ $15/hr. Must be motivated/dependable. Responsible for aquatic invasive species (AIS) activities in the Roscommon Co. area. Coordinator will recruit, train and organize volunteers in operating portable boat washing equipment, conduct education/outreach. Requires a reliable truck large enough to tow wash equipment. Preferable…
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New Shorescapes will Help Inland Lakes

Are you a lake front owner? If so, you are the first guardian to stop pollutants from entering inland lakes. A new type of planting called, Shorescaping, will help stop fertilizers, sediment and even goose waste from entering lakes. How so? Plants used in shorescaping have deep roots and absorb fertilizers and hold back sediments (think dirt…
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