Protecting Our Waters – MRWA Holds Workshop
By N3 News Team
The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) held a free program on Saturday August 13th focused on delivering information and insights into the magnificent body of water that flows through our area and...
...the lakes and tributaries that surround her.
Held at the Newaygo County Regional Center for Agri-Science and Career Advancement (CASCA) the seminar drew a large number of people who heard a variety of speakers deliver data about the Mighty Muskegon and the need for those who live, work and recreate in and around its waters to embrace their role as stewards of this wondrous river.
Former Grand Rapids Mayor and recent relo to the river’s banks George Heartwell delivered the opening message before turning the podium over to Dr. Douglas Workman. Dr. Workman a stream biologist from Ferris State University spoke to ways of helping to preserve and protect our rivers streams and lakes in a well received presentation that drew many questions from those who had gathered for the event.
Newaygo County Drain Commissioner Dale Twing discussed soil erosion prevention techniques and permitting along with representatives from the DEQ and other topics included rain gardens, weed and algae growth prevention on lakes, and practical methods to help safeguard the natural beauty of our waters.
“There are plans for future programs to educate the public on the many issues affecting our waters,” said Mr.Twing.
The workshop was made possible by a grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation.
For those interested in become involved with protecting and preserving our lakes rivers and streams the MRWA is always looking for new members to help communicate the message of conservation. For more information on the organization please go to www.mrwa.org