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Restoration of Riparian Areas in the Muskegon River Watershed

Duration: 2012 - 2015 Funded by: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Wege Foundation, Great Lakes Fishery Trust Partners: Muskegon Conservation District, Conservation Resource Alliance, Grand Valley State University-Annis Water Resources Institute, Huron Pines, and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan Project Goals: Reforestation of 440 acres of riparian land (land that borders rivers/streams) Restore 28,050 lineal feet (15 acres) of streambank...[ read more ]

Shorescaping Workshops

In 2010, the MRWA Education Committee decided on natural shoreline education for one of their focus areas. Four Committee members and one staff person were trained by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership Train-the-Trainers program in spring 2011. The Education Committee's first workshop was held on November 5, 2011 at NCRESA in Fremont (Newaygo County). Nine homeowners and six landscapers participated...[ read more ]

Marion Millpond/Middle Branch River Restoration Project

Purpose: Remove the Marion Dam, retain the millpond by constructing a bermed dike between it and the River, and construct a covered bridge at the site of the dam. MRWA Role: Facilitate October 2001 The Village of Marion, in Osceola County, together with the MDNR Fisheries Division have agreed on a plan to restore both the Middle Branch River and...[ read more ]

Hersey River Restoration Project

Purpose: Cleanup of contaminated sediments and development of an agreeable plan between the village of Hersey and the MDNR for the removal of dilapidated dam structures on the Hersey River MRWA Role: Facilitate and Oversight December 2001 In December 2001, the MRWA convened a meeting with the Village of Hersey, potential funders and stakeholders, including federal, state, regional, county and...[ read more ]