In September we brought back the Kalamazoo Water Festival after a five year hiatus. Since the last festival lots has happened on the Kalamazoo River, its tributaries, and the watershed and we were ready to celebrate all of the good work that has been accomplished. The festival was a great success and we owe a huge “THANK YOU” to the many volunteers who came out to help for the entire day. We were so overwhelmed and excited by the huge response we received when asking for community volunteers. We could not be more pleased with those who volunteers and others in attendance at the festival for your enthusiasm and dedication to our precious natural resources. It proves once again that together we can do great things.
General Watershed Info
Public meeting June 30 on Allegan Dam Fishing Access
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.
Kalamazoo Community Foundation supports watershed management planning
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation recently announced the Spirit of Community Environment Fund grant recipients for 2014. The Kalamazoo River Watershed Council’s proposal to conduct non-point source inventories along the Kalamazoo River and connecting tributaries in Kalamazoo County was selected for funding. We are grateful for their support and look forward to advancing our watershed implementation plan. As part of this project, we will connect with a variety of stakeholders to further advance and prioritize their water quality project ideas.
Allegan State Game Area meeting, June 20th
Want to learn more about management of the Allegan State Game Area and provide input?
The Kalamazoo River Protection Association will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the auditorium of the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center located at 2891 – 116th Avenue (M-222) in Allegan.
The meeting will focus on several topics, including the status of the game area master plan, impacts on biodiversity due to recent law changes, proposed timber sales, gas and oil leases, and the status of the proposed Crooked Lake Natural Area designation.
Contact Dayle Harrison at (616) 218-4444 or email@example.com for additional details.