The Ludington Daily News recently reported on the grant I secured for Conversation Resource Alliance. Below is an excerpt, however I encourage you to read the full article.

The Conservation Resource Alliance received a $210,000 grant towards a $500,000 project to remove two undersized culverts on Blood Creek in Yates Township, near Idlewild in Lake County. The work will allow fish passage on the Pere Marquette River.

It was one of eight Aquatic Habitat Grants Program grants announced Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

According to Paul Kogelschatz, CRA watershed coordinator, “Blood Creek is a key tributary to the Pere Marquette River, boasting cold water temperatures and providing habitat for a steady population of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout and sculpin. One hundred percent of the Blood Creek sub-watershed will be improved by this project because it will open up full passage to upstream reaches, and prevent the sedimentation of the entire downstream reach of Blood Creek.”