Tag Archives: Rivers

River Restoration: Is it Good for Birds?

By Howard Meyerson When Doug Klein goes birdwatching along the Thornapple River near Nashville, he often is pleased about what he finds. Birds are numerous, particularly at the nearby Nashville site where a 155-year-old dam stood until 2009, when it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Protecting wildlife in Detroit’s urban core

By Howard Meyerson Toiling daily in the urban industrial zone adjacent to the Detroit River, John Hartig’s work is never finished. There are wetlands to restore and invasive plants to control, remnant pollution issues to resolve, and fish and bird … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Grand Rapids Area Trout Stream a National Conservation Priority

By Howard Meyerson Anglers, teachers, concerned citizens and school children all are working to improve stream conditions for trout in the Rogue River, a popular Grand Rapids area trout stream that was adopted by Trout Unlimited, the national cold water … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Protecting wildlife in Detroit’s urban core

By Howard Meyerson Toiling daily in the urban industrial zone adjacent to the Detroit River, John Hartig’s work is never finished. There are wetlands to restore and invasive plants to control, remnant pollution issues to resolve, and fish and bird … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016 Fishing Season: Grand Rapids Waters Offer Plenty of Opportunity

Spring fishing. What’s not to like? The air is clear and cool and birds are often singing. Fish are hungry and readily take bait, lures and flies. It’s a time brimming with excitement for Grand Rapids anglers no matter whether … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Magic of Rivers

Found on American Rivers‘ Facebook site.

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Removing a Dam Can Be a Net Win for the Planet

In Michigan, like elsewhere,  there is a move afoot to remove dams where ever possible – a move I heartily endorse.  Many dams are aging and the cost to fix them is prohibitive. The downstream implications for residents and natural … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , ,

Captain, fishing guide provides lifelong learning experiences

By Howard Meyerson MANISTEE, MI -Wayne Andersen was attempting to lead a hooked steelhead when Captain Chuck Scribner offered him some gentle pointers. Andersen had cast to a visible current on the Manistee River and the fish quickly hit his salmon‑colored … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Pigeon River: flowing free after dam removal

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – It took more than 100 years and three major mishaps, but the Pigeon River is free-flowing once again.  The Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat dam was removed this fall. Deep in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A moment of beauty

Source: MarkS.CarlsonNaturalistPhotographer

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment