Montcalm County: Montcalm County

MiCorps Final Project Report Lower Muskegon River Watershed 2017 Stream Monitoring-Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Awarded: May 18, 2017 Project#: VSM2017 – 02
The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly was awarded a MiCorps grant in May of 2017 to implement a MiCorps program in Newaygo, Montcalm and Muskegon Counties. During the grant period, one training and three sampling events were completed. Although the number of committed volunteer monitors fluctuated during the project, a number of new volunteers were added and veteran volunteers retained. The level of excitement from the current group of monitors is high and has prompted MRWA to sustain the program even in the absence of grant funds. Also, notable partnerships have occurred that will help ensure sustainability of the program which includes financial donors and a new partnership with the Missaukee Conservation District to collaboratively host volunteer trainings.