Friday, March 16, 2012

Pilgrim River Watershed Advisory Council to meet March 19

HOUGHTON -- The Pilgrim River Watershed Advisory Council (PRWAC) will hold its third meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center Community Room, 600 East Lakeshore Dr., Houghton. The public is invited.

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 students and the Keweenaw Land Trust will help facilitate this session.

Special Presentations will include the following:
1. Geology
2. Wetlands and Hydrology
3. Fisheries
4. Recap of prior meetings

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

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