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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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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