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Thank You DTE Energy Foundation

The DTE Energy Foundation recently announced a grant of $150,000 to CRA's River Care program that will help build bridges, remove barriers, improve aquatic habitat and enhance recreational access to northwest Michigan waterways ... More

Nature Change presents
The Future of Nature
September 30

Join CRA and regional nonprofit organizations for a discussion about changes in the natural resources of northwest lower Michigan and the drivers of change, including human development, invasive species and climate change   ... More



In 1968, CRA was established with one goal - to preserve and protect northern Michigan’s waterways, wildlife, and forests for future generations.

CRA is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

We restore and protect over 700 miles of rivers, 5,000 miles of tributaries & diverse forests throughout 4 million acres in Northwest Lower Michigan.

Where Are Your HomeWaters?

CRA wants to know more about which rivers you call your HomeWaters. We love to send the latest news to the people who care most. Let us know which rivers you’re most interested in ... More

Conserving the Beaver Island Archipelago

We are pleased to present the results of ecological restoration efforts led by CRA throughout the Beaver Island archipelago  ... More

Support Conservation that Matters

All of us that live, play, work, or visit this beautiful corner of Michigan share a responsibility to care for our rivers, land, and wildlife. The simplest act to accomplish this is to support the good organizations that protect our natural resources. 


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Our partners and supporters, like you, are what really make a difference. Your support of our organization and projects are what make the biggest impact. We appreciate your investment. Together, we do great work. Thank you. 

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Conservation Resource Alliance

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10850 Traverse Highway, Suite 1180
Traverse City, MI 49684