General News

THE LAKE CHAMPION Fall 2019 Greeting

Greetings! My name is Mary Hansen and I am the Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator with the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA). We work in collaboration with the North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA), the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) and local conservation districts. Our goal is to champion people like you, that…
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From the Office of the Director

Marty Holtgren PHD Executive Director, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly During the past month members have forwarded me articles that have run in national newspapers.  The common theme to each is how dams are failing across the United States and how we could be facing a major problem.  These dams will either be proactively evaluated and…
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Education is for a Lifetime

Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck, Ph.D. Professor, Ferris State University Director at Large Muskegon River Watershed Assembly I have been involved with the MRWA since 2001 when I raised my hand at a big watershed research symposium in Big Rapids to volunteer on the newly formed MRWA Education Committee.  I worked hard (and still do) to help create…
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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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