Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2022

  • From the Desk of the Director

    From the Desk of the Director

    Scott Faulkner Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly To our valued Watershed Stakeholders and MRWA partners- In November and December 2021, your MRWA Board and staff had the great privilege of conducting an exercise in strategic planning in which we endeavored to more closely align our Mission, strategic direction, and our day-to-day operation and project... Read More
  • Riverside-Rearing: A Mom’s Guide to the Muskegon River Watershed

    Riverside-Rearing: A Mom’s Guide to the Muskegon River Watershed

    Hiking Along the River with our Tiny Trailblazers By Sarah Marie Himes, MRWA Assistant   It has been a very rainy, and sometimes snowy, start to the 2022 spring season in West Michigan. But, despite the muddy, cold weather, my family and I have managed to enjoy short hikes to get rid of our “cabin... Read More
  • Legislative Update – Major investment to maintain, improve state parks

    Legislative Update – Major investment to maintain, improve state parks

    Jon Bumstead Michigan State Senator Director, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Major investment to maintain, improve state parks Nearly a billion dollars could be going toward making upgrades and improvements at our state and local parks under a three-bill legislative supplemental. Senate Bills 702-704 would invest $968 million in one-time federal funding to clear a backlog... Read More
  • Protect Your Lake from Invasive Species: Enroll in the Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch

    Protect Your Lake from Invasive Species: Enroll in the Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch

    By Emma Costantino, Outreach Coordiantor North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area For some, spending time out on a lake is a quintessential part of summer in Michigan. People come to swim, fish, paddle, and enjoy as much time out on the water as possible. Unfortunately, invasive species could make it more difficult to enjoy... Read More
  • Explorer’s Guide to the Muskegon River

    Explorer’s Guide to the Muskegon River

    Last spring, MRWA office manager Patricia Jarrett received an interesting message from Richard Pierson. As it turns out, Rich is a serious canoeist who had scheduled a spring trip on the main stem of the Muskegon River and was looking for information that would help in the planning. Never one to ignore a request from... Read More