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Lake Kathleen Dam Removal Kick-off

CRA and the Holton family welcomed an extraordinary group of partners at the Lake Kathleen Dam this month. The group heard from a wide variety of folks – all connected by a passion and determination to free the Maple River ... More

Farewell Boardman Dam

Removal of Boardman Dam is quickly progressing as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves forward with the largest and most challenging phase of The Boardman: A River Reborn. Big thanks to the tremendous community of support for this landmark project.

DNR Funding for Pere Marquette Watershed

CRA is excited to announce the final funding needed to restore and re-connect over 14 miles of degraded habitat on Sanborn Creek, a key tributary to the Pere Marquette River. Michigan DNR approved $95,000 towards the restoration of Sanborn Creek. Read more at Baldwin River.

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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