Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Updated: Pilgrim River Watershed Advisory Council MEETING POSTPONED

Editor's Note: The following meeting has been cancelled because of weather. It may be postponed to a date after Jan. 30.

HOUGHTON -- The Pilgrim River Watershed Advisory Council (PRWAC) will hold its first meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the MTU Lakeshore Center Community Room, Houghton. The public is invited to attend.

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) received a Michigan Coastal Zone Management/DEQ/NOAA grant to prepare a Pilgrim River Watershed Management Plan. A Watershed Management Plan includes a fact-based assessment of water quality, the fishery, habitats, land uses, road and stream crossings, any impairments and other factors impacting water quality of the river and surrounding land. This factual information along with community input will be used to develop a plan with voluntary recommendations to help the community understand and manage a healthy watershed.

PRWAC Meetings provide a public forum for constituents of the Pilgrim River Watershed to provide input. Michigan Tech S-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students and Keweenaw Land Trust will help facilitate this session.

This meeting is sponsored by the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District.

For more information contact Sue Haralson, HKCD Administrator, at 906-482-0214 or by email at sue.haralson@mi.nacdnet.net.

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