Battle against beetle continues in 2011

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The beetle battle against purple loosestrife that began in May of 2007 continues in May of 2011. Like with so many non native invasive species “control” is all we have to work with. In this case that is the good news, because in so many others we have no control at all or if we […]

Easement legacy a permanent protection for Rogue River

The Cok family 126-acre property is now a conservation easement, a permanent protection from development.

by BETH ALTENA One family’s dedication to protecting the land and their generous spirit is good news for all in Rockford. The Cok family has preserved 126 acres of property along the Rogue River as a conservation easement through the Land Conservancy of West Michigan—an action that ensures the property will never be developed. Stu […]

Environmental group expands goals

PROTECTION OUR WATERS—Members of the public, facilitated by a Rogue River Watershed Council member, break up into work groups to provide input on a variety of environmental topics.

  The Rogue River Watershed Council held its annual meeting at Rockford’s Community Cabin in early 2010, continuing its efforts to protect the watershed and goals to improve educational opportunities for the public and municipalities along the watershed’s domain. Janice Thompkins of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Natural Resources and member […]

Rogue River Watershed Protecting Your Environment

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By KIM SAPKOWSKI Secretary of the Rogue River Watershed Council The current economic environment is, to say the least, unpredictable. One thing is constant, however – nature. The changing seasons, day and night, and flowing rivers are unwavering. Knowing this keeps us grounded in an ever changing economic environment. The Rogue River provides its communities […]