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Michigan Wild Game Dinner 2023!

CRA invites you to experience your BEST Meal of 2023 at the Wild Game Wine Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 4th at The Boathouse on Old Mission Peninsula (OMP) in Traverse City!  This 5-course meal highlights Michigan wild game with wine pairings from local OMP wineries (menu...

Cheer on Nate as he paddles the AuSable canoe marathon!

Cheer on Nate Winkler as he paddles 120 miles in his 19th AuSable Canoe Marathon this weekend! Hup! Hup! Hup! You can follow Nate and his paddle partner, Jaya, in canoe #84 on the GIS map here: Good luck Nate!!!!

Congratulations to Kat Hanson

Congratulations to our Development Director, Kat Hanson, for making the "40 Under 40" List! We are so proud of you Kat!

New Project for the Ottaway’s North Branch

The next improvement for the Ottaway (Boardman) River marks a transition in the watershed’s restoration. Located upstream from the Brown Bridge Quiet Area, an updated crossing at Broomhead Road will free access to critical, diverse habitats not seen lower in the...

New Macroinvertebrate Survey for the Ottaway (Boardman) River

As any skilled gardener knows, insects play a critical role in the veggie patch. The same is true in a river – some insects provide food for fish and other predators, while some aquatic insects process organic materials and recycle nutrients back into the system. When...

RCPP Renewal Boosts Tourism, Agriculture, and Conservation

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a bona fide catalyst for conservation. A bipartisan effort introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and her colleagues as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, the new program invests in regional coalitions to solve...

A Watershed Moment

We are in the midst of a watershed moment. In a world where we are all connected, no matter how distant we may be - the effects of each of our actions can be felt downstream. For many, the outdoors has provided places of respite and safety throughout the pandemic....


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