Winter 2021-2022 Newsletter

Winter Newsletter 2021-2022

  • From the Office of the Director January 2022

    From the Office of the Director January 2022

    Scott Faulkner Executive Director Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Over the warmer months of 2021, I frequently traveled through the backwaters of our watershed; in remote tributaries, on a jet boat out in the braids, and electrofishing in a hidden impoundment.  I frequently found myself marveling at the ingenuity and tenacity of previous generations in their... Read More
  • Legislative Update – Jon Bumstead

    Legislative Update – Jon Bumstead

    Jon Bumstead Michigan State Senator Director, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly Major investment in water quality, dams, and natural resources I introduced legislation to fund meaningful investments in our state’s water infrastructure. Clean water and protecting our natural resources, especially our Great Lakes, has always been a legislative priority of mine. Over the years, my office... Read More
  • Surveying the Muskegon River for Invasive Species

    Surveying the Muskegon River for Invasive Species

    Emma Costantino, Outreach Coordinator North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area   Protecting a watershed involves monitoring for invasive species – both in and out of the water. Invasive plants can take over riparian areas, just as they do in any other place. They crowd out native vegetation, disrupt fish and wildlife habitat, and cause... Read More
  • Looking Back. Year in Review: 2021

    Looking Back. Year in Review: 2021

    Despite the obvious challenges inherent in a global pandemic, a topic that we have all talked about way too much, 2021 was a year of accomplishment and growth for the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly. Thanks to commitment from dedicated individuals throughout the organization, we sustained many of our most important legacy programs and projects while... Read More
  • Looking Ahead to 2022: Altona Dam Removal

    Looking Ahead to 2022: Altona Dam Removal

    Marty Holtgren PHD Principal Watershed Scientist Muskegon River Watershed Assembly The Altona Dam was built in 1868 for a flourmill and sawmill on the Little Muskegon River near the eventual location of the village of Altona. The remnants of the dam are no longer used and are problematic to the health of the river and... Read More
  • MRWA Donors & Members 2021

    MRWA Donors & Members 2021

    We asked for your help and you did not hesitate. The staff and Board of Directors of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly wish to extend a big thank you to all our members and contributors. You are a true friend of the Muskegon River!