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MRWA Year in Review

Protecting, preserving, and restoring the river every day. As noted earlier, 2016 has been a productive year for the organization with important restoration projects ongoing throughout the watershed. We are making improvements mid-stream, along shorelines and in nearby forests and fields. As you might expect we have accumulated a mountain of information in support of these efforts, far too much...[ read more ]

Press Release: MRWA plans Bigelow Creek restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2016 ORGANIZATION: Muskegon River Watershed Assembly CONTACT:   Julie Chamberlain, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, Executive Director (231) 591-2334 or email   MRWA plans Bigelow Creek restoration   The Sustain our Great Lakes Program has awarded a grant to the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) for an extensive restoration project in Newaygo County. Funding for...[ read more ]

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We’ll miss you.

Greg Mund made it official on Monday. He really has stepped down from his position as MRWA  chair and has also resigned his seat on the board. For all of us who have come to know him over the years, this will take some getting used to. In 1998, when a group of concerned citizens met to discuss the environmental challenges...[ read more ]

Julie Chamberlain, Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

Introduction – Summer 2016 Newsletter

From the Director’s Desk   [caption id="attachment_3001" align="alignleft" width="267"] Julie Chamberlain, Executive DirectorMuskegon River Watershed Assembly[/caption] Julie Chamberlain, Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Welcome to the summer edition of the River View. This is obviously a busy time of year for us, the peak season for restoration efforts throughout the watershed.  We plant many trees (over 200 acres last...[ read more ]

Muskegon River Watershed Assembly New Director George Heartwell and his grandson Gabe ready to launch for Family Fun Paddle

A Paddler’s Perspective by The Voyage of Discovery Crew

by The Voyage of Discovery Crew Muskegon River Watershed Assembly [caption id="attachment_3561" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paddlers on the Muskegon River in the Newaygo Area[/caption] As the story goes, a group of veteran paddlers met for refreshments one evening at the Sportsman’s Bar and Grill in Newaygo.  Wayne Groesbeck and I represented the board of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly. Joining us were...[ read more ]

Fremont Michigan Students planting a rain garden at Fremont High School

Fremont Rain Garden

By Don Henning Muskegon River Watershed Assembly [caption id="attachment_3556" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fremont Michigan Students planting a rain garden at Fremont High School[/caption] Recently, students from Terry Grabill’s eighth grade Beaver Island Group at Fremont Middle School got their hands dirty and in the process, learned a valuable lesson about the importance of environmental stewardship. In an effort coordinated by Dixie...[ read more ]

Jean LaLonde Education Committee Chair Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

“They Don’t Look Alike”

Jean LaLonde Education Committee Chair Muskegon River Watershed Assembly “Have you ever been told you look just like your mom or dad?” When third graders from Big Rapids area schools came to my teaching station on May 10th at Cran-Hill Ranch I asked them all that question. As they thought about that, I showed them examples of the aquatic insects...[ read more ]

The Scientific Approach

By Ron Kadelsik View Full Report PDF As MRWA resource committee chair, I preside over an exceptional gathering of subject matter experts in all areas of conservation and natural resource management. Actual attendance at our semiannual meetings varies based on current issues and projects but the core group consists of representatives from regional, state and federal agencies and departments. These...[ read more ]