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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

A Story for Every Stretch

We are excited to share updates on several reaches of the Boardman River as The Boardman: A River Reborn sails ahead. Conservation Resource Alliance is honored to work alongside the many, many partners in this endeavor. Thank you to the countless partners who’ve dedicated their time, resources and heart to making this river whole again ... 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

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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

Bayview Professional Centre
10850 Traverse Highway, Suite 1180
Traverse City, MI 49684