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Spring Update on Chestonia Bridge on the Jordan River
CRA and partners kicked off the 2017 construction season in February with Chestonia Bridge on the Jordan River. The Antrim County Road Commission’s contractor began construction on Old State Road and hopes to wrap up mid-summer. Michigan DNR and partners also hosted a public open house in East Jordan to provide information and gather input regarding recreational access at the site.
Momentum on the Pere Marquette
CRA is advancing its holistic approach to improving coldwater aquatic habitats in the Pere Marquette River Watershed with a series of four projects on Sanborn Creek. Supported by a generous $850,000 grant through the Sustain Our Great Lakes program, CRA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are generating an immediate economic stimulus for this region through projects that will generate long-term ecological benefits.
2017 Seedling Give-A-Way for Members
We’d like to say thank you for being a CRA member with our annual free seedling give-a-way. Anyone who has made a donation to CRA in the last year is eligible.

We have a limited number of free seedlings – early reservations are encouraged. Seedlings must be ordered in bundles of 25* with a limit of 50 of any one species. Limit 150 total seedlings per household. Orders will be taken through April 10 or while supplies last.
The Boardman: A River Reborn Rallies Support
Traverse City, MI – Partners are rallying support for a very big two years on the Boardman River including the removal of Boardman Dam this year and the removal of Sabin Dam in 2018. Rotary Charities of Traverse City is leading efforts to engage private investments for Sabin Dam removal through foundation grants, private donations and other non- public sources. As a result, partners are pleased to share the announcement of two new major grants to support the removal of Sabin Dam, the third dam targeted in The Boardman: A River Reborn.
Construction News and Open House for Chestonia Bridge on the Jordan River
CRA and partners are kicking off the 2017 construction season with Chestonia Bridge on the Jordan River. The Antrim County Road Commission will begin construction on Old State Rd on February 27. Michigan DNR is hosting a public open house on Monday, March 6 from 4-7pm at the East Jordan High School Community Auditorium (101 Maple Street, East Jordan, MI 49727) to provide information and gather input regarding the conceptual design of a recreational access at the Chestonia Bridge site.
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