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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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Match Day A Huge Success – Thank you Mecosta County!

Match Day garnered a total of $1,756.00 in donations that will help protect, preserve and restore the Muskegon River. Thank you to the Board members who assembled and staffed the booth and all of the wonderful people of Mecosta County who made a gift.

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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