Taking care of the Grand River

Grand River at Grand Ravines Park

Morning Mix - FOX17
May 21, 2019

Grand Rapids was rated number six of the best cities in the country to live in for people who like to fish, and one of those hidden gems great for fishing is the Grand River. All spring and summer long many activities involve water, and Ottawa County Parks is working hard in their conservation efforts to make sure the Grand River, and many of Michigan's inland bodies of water, are thriving for generations to come not just for humans, but the surrounding wildlife. Fifty species occupy the Grand River including the threatened Muscle and many varieties of fish like the Lake Sturgeon. Over 200 species of birds spend time in the watershed, along with 50 species of mammals and 43 species of reptiles and amphibians. Fishing is really important for conservation because it provides over $25 million toward conservation activities across Michigan.

To learn more about Ottawa County Parks, visit miottawa.org/parks.

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