Board Meeting Summary – May 4, 2021

Board Meeting Summary – May 4, 2021

Here’s a summary of the May 4, 2021 board meeting for Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited …

Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative

  • A recent workshop was held to train volunteers in deploying 30 temperature monitors in the Rogue River watershed.
  • Work crews have recently completed the planting of 7,000 trees at different sites.

Conservation

Muskegon River – 15 temperature loggers are to be placed in the Muskegon River this month. Along with data from the two previous years, this information will be compiled and studied.

Coldwater River – with help from the Coldwater River Watershed Council and the Oak Brook (Illinois) Trout Unlimited chapter we are looking at hiring an individual to map the entire 23-mile length of the Coldwater River.

Buck Creek – along with the Friends of Buck Creek a clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, August 14, 2021.

White River – a recent Trout Unlimited Great Lakes Program Update discussed four different projects for improving the White River watershed.

Upcoming Zoom Seminar

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – Michigan Trout Unlimited and the Michigan DNR director, see details on the Schrems website.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 6, 2021 – the Woodview Elementary School in Belding will be releasing the Salmon that they raised as part of the Salmon in the Classroom program. This will take place at the boat launch on the Grand River at the fairgrounds in Lowell at 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – Youth fly fishing day at Camp Newaygo, see Schrems website for details.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – annual Cast n’ Blast event with the Ruffed Grouse Society at the Kent County Conservation League, for details see either Schrems or RGS websites.

Wednesday, September 8 – Friday, September 10, 2021 – REEL RECOVERY RETREAT for men with cancer. This event combines fly fishing and “Courageous Conversations,” facilitated by a counseling professional, to foster communication and sharing of life stories. This three-day event is free to men with any form of cancer. It includes all meals, lodging, and fly fishing equipment. It is held at Ranch Rudolf outside Traverse City on the Boardman River. If anyone is interested in more information please contact Schrems board member, Larry Risbridger at 616.690.0692 or the reelrecovery.org website. There is a maximum of 14 participants, if you or someone you know is interested, please contact us. This is a very worthwhile event.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Grandville South Elementary School released their Salmon from the Salmon in the Classroom program into Buck Creek.

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