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CRA and GTRLC Tour the Lower Woodcock Lake Nature Preserve

Earlier this month, CRA staff met with our partners and friends at Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (GTRLC) for a group hike at the Lower Woodcock Lake Nature Preserve. The GTRLC-owned and protected land surrounds Lower Woodcock Lake, which flows into the...

Stewardship Highlight: Wayne Andersen

By Gavin MacDonald (CRA Development and Communications Coordinator)   For five generations, the Andersen family has been deeply rooted in Victory Township, just northeast of Ludington, Michigan. Wayne Andersen grew up hunting, fishing, and enjoying the hidden wild...

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...


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