A Watershed Moment: Muskegon River Voyage of Discovery

The Muskegon River near Newago, MI

The May 31 episode of “A Watershed Moment” featured Carl Malson, who is attending the first ever Muskegon River Voyage of Discovery.

Fourteen participants will travel the entire length (217 miles) of the Muskegon River during the June 8 Voyage of Discovery. These paddlers will begin at Houghton Lake, pause at Reedsburg Dam for a brief reception, and end up at Fisherman’s Landing in Muskegon Lake.

The Muskegon River is one of the most productive and diverse river systems in the entire Great Lakes area. Defined as a cool water stream, this river can support both warm and cool water fish species, including salmon and steelhead.

The purpose of this event is to:

  • complete an inventory of the river habitat,
  • indentify areas of erosion,
  • determine water quality,
  • document pollution sources and invasive species,
  • capture the beauty of the river by video and photos and
  • promote enjoyment and celebrationg of the general awesomeness of the Muskegon River.

Sponsoring the ‘Voyage’ is the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, a non-profit organization located at Ferris State University. The goals of this group, founded in 1998, are to “preserve, protect and restore the river system”.

You can hear the full interview here.

“A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life.

Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Tuesdays: 8:30am and 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media  Center and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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