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 care about our lakes, help us protect them from invasive species. To do this we need participation in a lake monitoring program to identify aquatic invasive species and changes in water quality.

This is the first in a series of newsletters to keep interested parties up to date on current issues concerning:
– aquatic invasive species
– educational opportunities
– upcoming outreach events
– recent happenings
– discoveries made by our lake champs

If you have questions, concerns or have ideas of what you would like to see in this newsletter, please feel free to reach out to me at