Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Southwestern Michigan’s Natural River

Michigan is blessed with more than 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, including more than 12,000 miles of cold-water trout streams. Michigan’s Natural Rivers Program was:
developed to preserve, protect and enhance . . . [the] State’s finest river systems for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations by allowing property owners their right to reasonable development, while protecting Michigan’s unique river systems [emphasis added].
Of the 16 Michigan waterways designated as State Natural Rivers, only one is located in the ten southwestern-most counties (i.e., Allegan, Berrien, Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Eaton, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren), that being portions of the Lower Kalamazoo River and selected tributaries in Allegan County.



Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home


The FatBirder's Nest
FatBirder Web Ring