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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 ( 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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Muskegon River Autumn 2016 Photos

Love the Muskegon! What a difference a week makes, from Saturday October 22…to the first snow fall of the season on the Muskegon, October 26 (photos courtesy of Julia Kirkwood).  

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…
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Bear Lake Michigan Waterfront Home Owners Gather

Natural Shoreline Gardens Stop Pollutants Entering Lakes & Waterways

Find out what you can do for Twin, West, Middle, North and Bear Lakes and Bear Creek Waterfront owners with property on the above waterbodies can stop pollutants from entering their lakes with beautiful Natural Shoreline gardens using native plants. A free program will be offered on Saturday, August 27, from 1 pm—4:00 pm at…
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Sunny Skies Warm Temps

We still have openings for the fun paddle on Saturday June 11th. The forecast is for sunny skies and temps in the 80’s. Should be a great day.