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Join Our Team! Hiring a Development Director

Development Director - Join Our Team!

We take pride in CRA’s 50-year reputation as a leader in conservation, collaboration, and fundraising for on-the-ground projects that benefit communities and natural resources.  We’re the ones behind the unprecedented restoration of the world-class Pere Marquette River; more recent dam removals, including the largest in Michigan’s history on the Boardman River; extensive improvement of road and bridge infrastructure to benefit precious cold water streams; and the new Wild Roots initiative that aims to reforest northern Michigan.  The passionate professionals at CRA lead this work in a culture of empowerment, enjoying exceptional flexibility and autonomy; we promote deep collaboration and balanced, practical solutions that are based on sound science. Our staff, board, and supporters include the most avid anglers, hunters, paddlers and recreationists in the Great Lakes. We are seeking a capable and energetic Development Director to join us.  Learn more about the job here.
CRA offers a casual environment, full employee benefits, and super-rewarding work, all from our headquarters in spectacular Traverse City, Michigan.  Our office, in the Bayview Professional Centre, is perched on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay and offers a coffee shop, executive conference room, and exercise facility.   

Please apply in confidence with full resume and cover letter telling us why you make an outstanding candidate and what it is about this opportunity that most excites you.  Please send your materials to info@rivercare.org using the subject line “Development Director Application,” or mail materials to CRA’s address:  10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 1180, Traverse City, MI 49684.  No phone inquiries please.  Selected candidates will be required to provide references and transcripts.

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2019
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; candidates are encouraged to apply early.
CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Fischer Insurance Agency

Understanding the needs of northern Michigan businesses, organizations and individuals is important for any insurance agency. Providing the excellent service, advice and the most appropriate coverage for every situation is a lofty goal to reach for. For the Fischer Insurance Agency, it’s about more than these high benchmarks of success.

DNR advises not to move firewood between state parks to prevent spread of oak wilt
Contact Heidi Frei or Ed Golder, Michigan DNR

Oak wilt outbreaks are increasing in Michigan and the Department of Natural Resources has conducted treatment at several state parks to halt the spread of the disease.

Oak wilt is an introduced disease that causes rapid death of infected trees. The fungus is easily transported by beetles from infected wood to nearby wounded trees. Trees cannot be cured of oak wilt, and once a tree is infected the disease can rapidly spread to neighboring trees through underground root graft connections. The loss of large numbers of oak trees in parks can be dramatic, both for the park visitor experience and the ecology of the natural habitat.

Support for Jordan River Bridge

CRA is pleased to announce several big steps toward funding a bridge project over the Jordan River. Recent awards include $50,000 from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, $100,000 from the Frey Foundation and $150,000 from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

Custer Weir Now Open

Custer Weir, just south of US 10,  once greeted visitors with no trespassing signs, tall fences and rusting equipment. It was a foreboding and potentially dangerous site. Now, as a result of two very special grants, CRA and partners removed the declining buildings and defunct lamprey barrier to create a new, inviting, all access site to the Pere Marquette River.

The Boardman: A River Reborn Fall Update

Work to restore the Boardman River is rounding the next bend as the phase to remove Boardman Dam comes into focus. CRA and the many partners that keep this project moving forward are pleased to report several important milestones and exciting plans ahead.

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