The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Michigan Department of Natural Resources are working to increase awareness about Asian carp. Populations of this invasive species have not been found in the Great Lakes system, but recent monitoring results indicate the presence of genetic material of Asian carp, such as scales, excrement, or mucous in the lower section of the Kalamazoo River. This finding has prompted closer monitoring for the invasive carp, and this involves all of us that are on the water.
Enbridge is completing the final phase of dredging operations at Morrow Lake in eastern Kalamazoo County. Local leaders report that the dredging operations are going very well and all indications are that the dredging will be completed later this fall, on schedule. Read the recent article to hear what the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council’s president has to say in regards to the cleanup.
Our next Kanoe the Kazoo paddle trip will be held on Saturday, July 12. The group, led by the Calhoun Conservation District, will paddle down the Kalamazoo River starting at Perrin Dam in Marshall and ending at Saylor’s Landing. Contact Tracy Bronson at the Calhoun Conservation District for more information and to register (269) 781-4867 x5.
The DNR is proposing new improvements to the Allegan Dam for fishing access. There will be a public meeting on June 30 at 6:30 pm at the Allegan District Library located at 331 Hubbard St. Check out the full announcement for additional information.