General News

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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MRWA Remembers Peter Wege

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) mourns the loss of one of its greatest supporters, Peter Wege, who died on Monday, July 7, 2014. MRWA Chair Greg Mund, states, “Peter has been a true friend and champion for the Muskegon River, watershed residents and all who enjoy this unique resource. His generosity and commitment to…
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MRWA Receives Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grant Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) a $798,270 grant through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Program. These federal funds will be used to implement best management practices (BMPs) to restore high-priority riparian areas that will benefit the upper, middle, and lower Muskegon River, Muskegon Lake Area…
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