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Project Update: Syers Lake Dam Removal

Syers Lake's sand berm dam has been blocking the movement of aquatic species, elevating water temperatures and increasing sedimentation in Syers Creek for more than 50 years. This July, the dam will finally be removed, and restoration of the creek will begin....More

What's Next in Emmet County?

We are kicking off a busy field season of restoring waters in Emmet County. While restoration activities continue on the Maple River, we are beginning construction of a new timber bridge at Gill Road on the Carp Lake River....More

Students Cleanup the Manistee

For the 17th consecutive year, students from Kaleva Norman Dickson Elementary helped clean up the shores of the Manistee River. ...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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