Category: Coldwater River

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Dolan Habitat Improvement Project underway

The first required step for the Dolan Habitat Improvement Project has been completed. On Tuesday, July 13th, ten Schrems volunteers, under the direction of Aaron Snell, Streamside Ecological Services, conducted a controlled fish count on the Coldwater River in the Dolan stretch. To bring you up to speed, you can read more about this project … SWMTU...

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SWMTU looks to turn barren stretch of Coldwater River into trout haven

From Sunday’s Grand Rapids Press Victor Skinner | The Grand Rapids Press FREEPORT — The Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited chapter plans to transform a featureless 2,500-foot stretch of Coldwater River into ideal trout habitat using recent grants. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain Our Great Lakes program awarded the chapter $40,750, and another...

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SWMTU receives $40,000 to restore Coldwater River

The Schrems West Michigan TU chapter was awarded $40,750 today by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain Our Great Lakes program to improve habitat on the Coldwater River. The grant will fund restoration of 2,500 feet of habitat in the Coldwater River to reduce bank erosion and enhance populations of trout and other wildlife....

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Dolan Property management plan

This plan was presented to the board for final approval on December 6, 2005 and approved on January 3, 2006. Actual projects for implementation will be approved on an annual basis. Early in 2005, the board of Schrems WMTU commissioned Jack Boss of King and MacGregor Environmental, Inc. to complete a Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP)...

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Dolan Natural Area

127 Acres of Undeveloped Forest and Meadow Land The Dolan Natural Area is managed and owned by West Michigan Trout Unlimited, and is intended to be maintained in its natural setting for the enjoyment of all. Hiking and cross country skiing is encouraged, along with fishing the Coldwater River during the trout season. During the...

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SWMTU launches ambitious temperature monitoring study – volunteers needed

In 2009 and 2010, SWMTU will conduct a temperature monitoring program on several area trout and salmon rivers in West Michigan. On SATURDAY, MAY 2 we will be installing temperature logging equipment in the Rogue River and Tyler Creek in Kent County, the Pigeon River in Ottawa County, and Prairie Creek in Ionia County.  Volunteers...

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Action Alert – Public Input Sought for Agricultural Procedures Impacting Michigan Streams

Action Alert:  Public Input Sought for Agricultural Procedures Impacting Michigan Streams Background: The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking public input on three GAAMPS by August 18, 2008.  GAAMPS are Generally Accepted Agriculture Management Practices and these are the guidelines that farms and agribusinesses must follow in order to keep the protections provided by...