Summer 2022 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter 2022

  • From the Office of the Director

    From the Office of the Director

    Scott Faulkner, Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Thank you for making 2022- so far – a year of real progress for our watershed, measured from any of our four foundational perspectives: environmental, economic, social, and sustainability.  So much good news, in fact, that it is tempting to sidestep for a moment the myriad, systemic... Read More
  • Riverside Rearing – Nature is my Classroom

    Riverside Rearing – Nature is my Classroom

    Sarah Marie Himes MRWA Assistant From early childhood through our adult years, it is undeniably true that many of the most important lessons in life occur outside the classroom. Recently, two Newaygo County education centers invited me to participate in scientific field trips to the Muskegon River featuring nature-based activities that combined hands-on learning, biology,... Read More
  • Spot the Spotted Lanternfly

    Spot the Spotted Lanternfly

    Emma Costantino Outreach Coordinator North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Michigan’s trees are no stranger to invasive insects, like the emerald ash borer and the spongy moth. Unfortunately, there is another pest that may soon arrive in the state: the spotted lanternfly. This insect has not yet been found in Michigan, but is currently... Read More
  • Mid Year Review

    Mid Year Review

    Marty Holtgren PHD Principal Watershed Scientist Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Last fall, the department of Environment, Great lakes and Energy (EGLE) awarded a grant totaling $108,000 to the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly to update our existing watershed management plan specifically to address non-point source pollution in the lower watershed. Nonpoint-source pollution, which can be extremely... Read More
  • In Memory: Greg Mund

    In Memory: Greg Mund

    Wayne Groesbeck Vice Chair Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Greg Mund, the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly’s third chairperson, recently passed away with pancreatic cancer. Greg had an expansive personality, and those of us who knew him will never forget him. Greg was a professional. He worked for many years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural... Read More