Bankhead/Schrieber River Guardian
At the Foundation's Social, we announced and presented a new honor we call the: "Bankhead/Schrieber River Guardian". We created it to recognize the most extraordinary contributions to our River and River Community. It signifies efforts to guard our River as a precious resource, not just as a fishery, but as a special place to re-create and reinvigorate. It is named for the first we honor as our River Guardians - Connie Schrieber and Eric Bankhead - for their commitment, har
Our New Riverkeeper Lead
Our Riverkeeper program is our eyes on our River. It is an organized team of volunteers who watch over their assigned stretch for downed trees blocking the River, violations of the Natural Rivers Act, beavers out of control and anything else that threatens it. Eric Bankhead organized this program more than a dozen years ago and has been leading and coordinating its efforts ever since. He recruits and trains the volunteers, takes the calls, refers the violations to the auth
A Message from The Chairman regarding the proposed Camp Grayling expansion...
For more than a month, members of our Foundation have been attending DNR and Michigan National Guard presentations and gathering information on the proposal of the Guard to more than double the size of Camp Grayling to approximately 484 square miles, for electromagnetic warfare testing and training, which they sometimes refer to as cyber warfare. Although we have many remaining questions and concerns about this proposal, our Board’s initial focus is opposition because of the