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Key decision protects Au Sable River as new report highlights emerging threats to one of Michigan’s greatest rivers

Originally posted on All Things Great Lakes:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh recently made an important decision that will help protect the vaunted Au Sable River from some of the environmental threats associated with deep shale fracking…

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Fall Canoeing: Great beauty for those who go prepared for the elements

By Howard Meyerson Fall is a great time to canoe Michigan rivers. Air temperatures are cool. The bugs are gone. And northern woods are typically ablaze with color. But fall weather can be fickle, so paddlers need to be ready. … Continue reading

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Amazing Al Widing: The oldest guy in the AuSable River Canoe Marathon

By Howard Meyerson MIO – There is little to compare with the spectacle at the start of the annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Thousands of cheering fans line the river’s banks in downtown Grayling. Their collective din reaches a crescendo … Continue reading

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Michigan trout fishing lodges full of character, history

By Howard Meyerson LOVELLS, MI — Maybe you are looking for something new, a different way to enjoy the trout fishing season that opened Saturday. Michigan trout fishing history is rich with stories of bygone days, back when lumbering was … Continue reading

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Holland Anglers Bring ‘Classic’ Michigan Flies to Life.

By Howard Meyerson In the spring, when thoughts of trout fishing inevitably hit hard, I almost always bring the fly boxes out for a gander. One by one, I pick through them looking for gaps, the flies I need to … Continue reading

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Fly-tied flicks: 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour nets six stops in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson One of my favorite annual winter events, the 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour, is about to land in Grand Rapids at the Wealthy Theatre. The 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 showing kicks off a six-stop Michigan tour … Continue reading

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Beautiful fall paddling still requires taking precautions

By Howard Meyerson Fall is a great time to go canoeing; the bugs are gone, and the colors are out. It also is a time for sensible precautions. Fall temperatures often are cold, and that can be a hazard, even … Continue reading

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Gallery: Wooden canoe gathering on the AuSable River

This gallery contains 12 photos.

When members of the Wooden Heritage Canoe Association got together on the AuSable River near Grayling Michigan recently, their boats spoke to the timelessness of wood, beauty and good design. All photos Copyright © 2012 Howard Meyerson

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Wooden canoe enthusiasts gather on the AuSable River

By Howard Meyerson It was a quintessential fall day: cool and sunny with color in the trees, bold splashes of yellow and orange lining the banks of the AuSable River. What made it all the more colorful was company I … Continue reading

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