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River Care Kids Return to Tippy!

May 26, 2009

Over 90 elementary school children recently helped clean up trash along the heavily used fishing access at Tippy Dam on the Manistee River. This was the seventh year for the event that is part of Wellston Elementary School’s Earth Day activities and is supported by the Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA), the Michigan Fly Fishing Club and Consumers Energy. As part of the event, each child learned about the importance of taking care of our natural resources and how healthy ecosystems benefit the entire region. Representatives from Consumers Energy presented information on the hydro-electric component of this location and the important habitat for hibernating bats that is provided by the facility’s spillway.
CRA, based in Traverse City, is a private, non-profit organization coordinating watershed management and wildlife habitat projects throughout northwest Michigan. The River Care initiative raises funds for local watersheds for both the immediate and long-term needs of these rivers.
The Conservation Resource Alliance has facilitated river restoration projects for 40 years, tackling high-priority problems that threaten to degrade Michigan’s world-class waterways. For more information about these types of projects or how you can get involved, contact the Conservation Resource Alliance at (231) 946-6817, via e-mail at info@rivercare.org, or visit CRA’s web site at www.rivercare.org.


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