General News

What Could Be Hiding in your Lake

Written by Jenna Johnson Outreach Coordinator with NCCISMA THE LAKE CHAMPION > Read Greeting A European frog-bit is a plant you should fear. It resembles a miniature water lily with heart-shaped leaves about the size of a quarter, but don’t let its delicate size fool you! It can quickly form dense mats which block the…
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Partnerships to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Resource Professionals Meet to Coordinate Land Management Plans By: Vicki Sawicki North Country CISMA On December 4th partners of the North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), met at the Wexford County Library in Cadillac to share with each other what each of them have achieved in invasive species management and native habitat restoration…
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MRWA 2019 Year in Review

If you want to know what kind of year we had in 2019 ask MRWA Office Manager, Patricia Jarrett, who takes ownership of our annual activities calendar. She is involved to some degree with everything we do as an organization. Looking back at the 2019 calendar, she felt it was an exceptional year for community…
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MRWA Supporters

We asked for your help and you did not hesitate. The staff and Board of Directors of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly wish to extend a big thank you to all our members and contributors. You are a true friend of the Muskegon River! Lifetime Members Jeff Babb Karleen Cox Tom & Susan Fabus Cindy…
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Natural Shoreline Workshop

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Presents a Natural Shoreline Workshop: Want a cleaner lake? A shoreline garden reduces nutrients that grow algae. Saturday, April 1, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm   Want a cleaner lake? A shoreline garden reduces nutrients that grow algae. They are easy to install and care for. Learn how at the…
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PRESS RELEASE

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) Welcomes New Director On behalf of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, I am very pleased to announce that Jon Bumstead has accepted a seat on our board of directors. Mr. Bumstead is a property owner on the Muskegon River and lifelong resident of the watershed. He is passionate about…
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Michigan State University Extension is offering several opportunities for you to expand your lake and stream knowledge and skills in 2017

Michigan State University Extension is offering several opportunities for you to expand your lake and stream knowledge and skills in 2017. See below for two upcoming programs, and follow the links for more details. 2017 Lake and Stream Leaders Institute (http://bit.ly/MSU-LSLI): Become an effective steward of water resources in Michigan. Classroom and field sessions will…
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MRWA Partner named Roscommon County’s “Person of the Year”

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly has partnered on many valuable projects with the Higgins Lake Foundation. We are proud to share the news that the Higgins Lake Foundation Chair, Vicki Springstead, was selected by the Roscommon County Commissioners as “Roscommon County Person of the Year.” The award was presented on Thursday, December 22 at the…
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Toxic Free, You & Me!

The Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program is providing FREE mercury collection services to Michigan areas and business sites. EXAMPLES OF SOME COMMON ITEMS THAT CONTAIN MERCURY: • Thermostats: non-electronic • Thermometers: silver-colored liquid inside • Gauges: barometers, manometers, blood pressure and vacuum gauges with silver colored liquid • Switches, Relays and Sensors: appliances, farm equipment,…
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