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E-M:/ Two to Protect: The Pine River and Upper Manistee River

Hi folks — blessed with more than 400 miles of popular fishing and canoeing water, the Pine River and the Upper Manistee River are tremendous public assets. Their waters enrich local lives, and the fish and wildlife that the rivers support bring outdoor enthusiasts to area businesses. But both of these premier rivers also are under increasing development pressure. Intensive logging, housing construction, and commercial development now threaten to degrade stream qualities and kill fish and wildlife with erosion and pollution.

Join citizens from the Pine River Watershed Council and the Upper Manistee River Association to learn more about the threats to these rivers,
Michigan’s nationally recognized Natural Rivers Program, and what you can do to help protect the Pine and Upper Manistee Rivers.


The groups will hold public informational forums on the following dates:


Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 7 P.M. in the Cadillac High School Auditorium, Cadillac, MI (call Donna at 231-876-5902 for directions)


Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 7 P.M. in the AuSable Primary Cafeteria, Grayling, MI (call Karen at 909-344-3508 for directions)


Contact Dick Shotwell, president of the Pine River Association, at drsho@msn.com for more information.