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The Boardman: A River Reborn – Spring Update

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The Boardman: A River Reborn – Spring Update

The green grass is beginning to dominate the landscape as we finally see spring here in northern Michigan. With seasonal weight and speed restrictions now lifted, partners are ready to get to work on what’s sure to be another big year for The Boardman: A River Reborn.

Contractors will soon remobilize at the former Boardman Dam to continue restoration efforts. Once crews are onsite, the river will be closed downstream of the Lone Pine access. It is recommended river traffic take out at Oleson Bridge during construction.

A public bid opening for the Sabin Dam construction bid will be conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 15. A contract award is expected in mid-June.

NatureChange Features the Boardman

Our partners at recently produced two pieces that discuss aspects of managing the Boardman River. Please visit The Fisheries Management Biologist to hear Michigan DNR Fisheries Biologist Heather Hettinger talk with writer and fisherman, Michael Delp. Be sure to check out The Fate of the Lower Boardman River as well to hear Delp’s conversation with Christine Crissman, Executive Director of the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay.

May Events

May 4-5 World Fish Migration Day Celebration and Grand Traverse Conservation District’s Seedling Sale More

May 9-10 Michigan Natural Resources Commission Meeting in Traverse City More

May 17 Boardman River Implementation Team Meeting More

May 19 Grand Traverse Conservation District's Native Plant Sale More

May 26 14th Annual Volunteer Boardman River Clean-Sweep More

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