General News

Photo of New Zealand Mud Snails on a penny to show their small size.

Invasive Species – What’s the Big Deal?

The New Zealand Mud Snail has been found in the Pere Marquette River. It covers the bottom of the river. The tiny snails can move on boots, waders and boats. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invasive species are living creatures who are not native to a particular area of land and/or water….
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Join Us! Mecosta Match Day Tuesday, November 10

Check out our new display at the Mecosta County Community Foundation’s (MCCF) Match Day!  The event will be held at the Big Rapids Holiday Inn from 11 am to 6 pm on Tuesday, November 10. The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly will join other non-profits to provide information and a chance to meet new and old…
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A good day for the environment

Last Saturday morning, October 17th, over a dozen hearty souls from three different Ferris student groups arrived bright and early at the Big Rapids recycling center on 4th Street. And they meant business. Before noon they had filled an entire semi -trailer with used tires from all over Mecosta County and beyond. Dealing with a…
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Tire and Electronic Collection

Free Tire and Electronic Waste Collection. When: Saturday, October 17th. Location: Recycle of Mecosta, 424 N. 4th Ave. Big Rapids, Time: 9 am – 12 Noon

Ferris Students Rock

From the beginning, the MRWA has benefitted from a positive relationship with Ferris State University. To a large degree this is due to the student population, many of whom appreciate the Muskegon River as much as we do and are willing to make an effort to preserve it . “Ferris students rock” according to MRWA executive director Julie Chamberlain who has witnessed plenty…
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Thanks for everything, Terry

The Board of Directors of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) wishes to bid a fond farewell to Terry Stilson who will retire as the organization’s Executive Director at the end of the month. Terry joined the MRWA in 2001 as our first project manager and was promoted to Program Director in 2012 before accepting…
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Consumers Energy provides Keep it Cool grant donation

The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) a $30,000 grant to support the MRWA’s Muskegon River KEEP IT COOL fundraising campaign. Campaign funds will be used to increase the MRWA’s conservation impact and organizational capacity. Proceeds from the KEEP IT COOL campaign will enable the MRWA to: 1) Expand existing…
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