Category: Conservation

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Rogue River a Trout Unlimited Home River?

A full-time TU staff person may be hired in the next year for the Rogue River as part of Trout Unlimited’s Home Rivers program. Laura Hewitt, the Watershed Programs Director from TU is putting together a draft plan which she will share with the SWMTU chapter sometime in June.  After the plan is approved, TU...

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Salmon in the Classroom Photos Posted!

The 2007 and 2008 Salmon in the Classroom photos from the SWMTU sponsored program at Calvin Christian High School have been posted to the photo blog.  Check out the photos of Mike Hoekwater’s Biology class and their salmon at https://swmtu.org/gallery/v/Dave+Smith/

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Action Alert – Water Withdrawal Legislation!

First, the good news. As you probably know, the Michigan House and Senate each approved the Great Lakes Compact. This demonstrates that Michigan will join the ranks of the states approving the Compact as protection against water withdrawals outside of the Great Lakes basin. Unfortunately, however, negotiations ended between the House and Senate for the...

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Tyler Creek Work Projects

Saturday, June 14 We will be joined by the Lansing and Kalamazoo TU chapters as we continue our work on a new stretch of Tyler Creek. Contact Dave Smith at [email protected] By phone at (616) 394-8765. Saturday, July 26 Our Tyler Creek project wraps up as we are joined again by the Lansing and Kalamazoo...

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SWMTU Schedules Summer Conservation Events

Set aside a couple of hours on a Saturday morning and join us on one of our conservation projects scheduled this year.  You will find the time well spent as we restore one of our areas trout streams.  You will have the opportunity to perform some valuable work, meet other TU members, enjoy a friendly lunch,...

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Celebrate the Coldwater River

The following was supplied by Paul Eberhart, board member of SWMTU and the Coldwater River Watershed Council … The Coldwater River Watershed Council and water resource partners invite the public to celebrate our wonderful trout stream.  Help the volunteers who monitor its condition and delight in the plants and animals that it supports. May 3rd,...

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SWMTU Action Alert: Water Withdrawal Legislation

Members – Contact your State leaders NOW! After months of negotiations including the participation of our MCTU Executive Director, Dr. Bryan Burroughs, the State House and Senate have been unable to reach a compromise on legislation regulating ground water withdrawals in the State of Michigan and as a result, each chamber has introduced competing bills....

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April steelhead outing

Hey all – just an update on 4/20/08. The outing this year was cancelled due to high water on the Muskegon. Not sure if it’s being rescheduled.  The annual SWMTU outing on the Muskegon River is planned for Saturday, April 12. Mark the date on your calender now and let us know at [email protected] if...

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DEQ Announces Decision on Kennecott Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2007 Contact: Robert McCann (517) 241-7397 DEQ Announces Decision on Kennecott Mine The Department of Environmental Quality announced today its decision to approve a series of permits to the Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company to conduct mining operations at the proposed Eagle Project Mine near Marquette. The department’s decision follows a...